The LST 325, a World War II-era ship that ferried troops to the beaches of Normandy during D-Day, moves up the Allegheny River, preparing to dock in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. The craft is crewed by volunteers and veterans who want to te
(Keith Srakocic/AP)
June 19, 2014

Peoria Looks At Acquiring WWII Vessel

The City of Peoria is gauging support for the idea of acquiring a decommissioned World War II tank landing ship known as the LST 325.


James Burgess
(Champaign County Historical Archives,The Urbana Free Library)
June 17, 2014

Burgess Designation For Champaign Post Office Clears US House

A postal facility in the University of Illinois’ Campustown neighborhood is one stroke of the pen away from becoming “The James R. Burgess Post Office Building.”


An Apollo 12 astronaut makes footprints on the surface of the moon, Nov. 19, 1969. Rocks collected on the mission were among those recently re-examined by a team of German astronauts.
(AP)
June 06, 2014

New Look At Apollo Rocks Finds Evidence Of Moon’s Birth

A new analysis of rocks collected by Apollo astronauts on the moon more than 40 years ago bolsters the leading theory of our natural satellite's origin — that it formed from a collision between a nascent Earth and another object some 4.5 billion years ago.


Lucien (left) and Germaine Rigault lean out of their home in La Cambe, a tiny village in Normandy a short distance from Omaha Beach. The couple, in their 80s, were in La Cambe during the Allied landing on June 6, 1944, and live there still. "We
(Eleanor Beardsley/NPR)
June 06, 2014

70 Years On, A Normandy Village Honors Aging WWII Veterans

Germaine and Lucien Rigault, 86 and 89 years old, respectively, lean out their first-floor window, watching people go by. They were here in the tiny French hamlet of La Cambe on June 6, 1944, the day the Allies invaded Normandy and began the liberation of France and Europe from Nazi control during World War II.


Chester Nez, one of 29 Navajo Code Talkers whose language skills thwarted the Japanese military in World War II, is shown in a November 2009 photo. Nez died on Wednesday.
(Felicia Fonseca/AP)
June 05, 2014

Last Of The Navajo ‘Code Talkers’ Dies At 93

The last of the Navajo "Code Talkers" who used their native language as the basis of a cipher that confounded the Japanese military during World War II has died at age 93.


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