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Omaha Beach

Lt. Col. Matt Urban called 'Gray Ghost' by Germans

Lt. Col. Matt Urban served with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in Sicily, France, Belgium and Germany during World War II.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: June 6 was D-Day for Saipan as well as Normandy

GUEST COMMENTARY: June 6 was D-Day for Saipan as well as Normandy

On this beautiful June morning it is hard to imagine 70 years ago the carnage on Omaha Beach as Allied forces sought to retake Europe from Nazi conquest. While the media are full of pictures and speeches, old warriors like myself draw on personal memories to share.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

The last time Ralph Tarka visited the U-505 at the MSI was about two years ago just before he retired from American Airlines. But he has been a geek about military history and it’s accessories for his entire life. From a military family from the south side, he comes by his enthusiasm for the…

May 29, 2014 3:30 am Photos

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