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World War II

Angelina Jolie & Louis Zamperini (credit: Universal Pictures)

‘Unbroken’: First Trailer For Angelina Jolie’s Louis Zamperini Biopic Released

Preview the Jolie-directed film about the late Olympian and World War II hero, here…

07/11/2014

Purple Hears are displayed before a Purple Heart ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center April 6, 2007 in Washington, DC. Six soldiers were awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Palo Alto World War II Hero To Receive Medals Promised But Never Received After Battlefield Injuries

A 90-year-old Palo Alto army veteran will be formally recognized Wednesday evening for his bravery and service in World War II with the medals he was promised by the military, but never received.

06/04/2014

A bomb squad detonates grenades in the front yard of a home on the 15000 block of Chelsea Drive in San Jose, June 27, 2013. (CBS)

WWII Grenades Found In San Jose Home, Detonated In Front Yard

The Santa Clara County sheriff’s bomb squad disposed of three World War II-era hand grenades found in a home near San Jose Thursday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

06/27/2013

Adm. Lord Louis Mountbatten, RN, addresses personnel aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-3) at Trincomalee, Ceylon. Adm. Mountbatten (center) on flight deck. (credit: Wayne Miller/Department of Defense)

World War II Photo/Documentarian Wayne Miller Dies At 94

Wayne F. Miller, who produced some of the most indelible combat images of World War II & created a ground-breaking series of portraits, has died…

05/22/2013

Scene from "Lore" (credit: Music Box Films)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Lore’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Lore,” a German-language film that chronicles the Post-World War II journey of a group of children…

03/01/2013

Aerial view of The Presidio and the San Francisco Bay (Presidio Trust)

Learn About Presidential And American History Around San Francisco

Presidents Day is February 18. In honor of the holiday, here are ways you can get in touch with your patriotic side. Experience the glorious San Francisco Bay simultaneously with sails, kayaking, hikes, bike rides and more at these living museums and free park sites. Celebrate your freedom on the water and with some fresh air.

02/18/2013

World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 2

Veterans Honored During Game 2 Ceremony

Major League Baseball held a ceremony before Game 2 honoring World War II-era veterans who also played in the majors as part of its Welcome Back Veterans program.

10/25/2012

Suisun Bay mothball fleet. (CBS)

Cleanup Of Suisun Bay ‘Ghost Fleet’ Ahead Of Schedule

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visited the armada of decaying warships in Suisun Bay on Friday to announce the U.S. Marine Administration has already removed and recycled 36 of the fleet’s original 57 vessels.

10/12/2012

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Bay Area WWII Soldier’s Remains Returning Home

A Bay Area soldier who died during World War II will be buried near his boyhood home after his remains were discovered on a remote island in the South Pacific.

07/09/2012

SS Red Oak Victory, a World War II cargo ship docked at the Port of Richmond. (CBS)

WWII Ship At Richmond Port May Be Asked To Pay Rent

A symbol of the Bay Area’s role in fighting World War II may be asked to pay rent or lose its home, if a Richmond lawmaker’s proposal is approved.

07/04/2012

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