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Robert Clary, last of the “Hogan’s Heroes” stars, dies at 96
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Robert Clary, last of the “Hogan’s Heroes” stars, dies at 96

Robert Clary, a French-born survivor of Nazi concentration camps during World War II who played a feisty prisoner of war in the improbable 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," has died. He was 96.Clary died Wednesday of natural causes at his home in the Los Angeles area, niece Brenda Hancock said Thursday."He never let those horrors defeat him," Hancock said of Clary's wartime experience as a youth. "He never let them take the joy out of his life. He tried to spread that joy to others through his singing and his dancing and his painting." When he recounted his life to students, he told them, "Don't ever hate," Hancock said. "He didn't let hate overcome the beauty in this world.""Hogan's Heroes," in which Allied soldiers in a POW camp bested their cl...
Cathedral High unveils memorial honouring former Hamilton students who died in world wars – Hamilton
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Cathedral High unveils memorial honouring former Hamilton students who died in world wars – Hamilton

The addition of students who were casualties and a historic staute are highlights of an augmented memorial for former Hamiltonians who died in two world wars. Cathedral High School used the observance of Remembrance Day on Friday as an opportunity to unveil it’s ‘Wall of Distinction and War Memorial Project’ honouring 74 students who died in World War I and II in the presence of students, staff, descendants and family members of those who died. Story continues below advertisement “The new war memorial will actually have plaques of the 74 Cathedral heroes, and those plaques will each contain, for the most part, portraits of the soldiers, as well as military information,” teacher and memorial facilitator Vince Lepore to...
4 families say they’re still suffering seizures, sue over Navy fuel-tainted Hawaii tap water
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4 families say they’re still suffering seizures, sue over Navy fuel-tainted Hawaii tap water

The U.S. Navy "harbored toxic secrets" when jet fuel contaminated drinking water for 93,000 military members and civilians in Hawaii, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday from four families who say they're still suffering from seizures, gastrointestinal disorders and neurological issues. Hundreds of additional claims are expected from those who ingested the toxic water, said the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Honolulu. Others going through the administrative process of the Federal Tort Claims Act will be added to the lawsuit. At least twice last year, thousands of gallons of jet fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, a massive World War II-era military-run tank farm in the hills above Pearl Harbor, leaked into a well that supplied water to homes and office...
Politics has fractured our problem-solving | Opinion
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Politics has fractured our problem-solving | Opinion

For years – centuries, no doubt – Americans and others have been seduced by the notion that all we human beings need to become aligned with each other is a common enemy.After all, in wartime, we all seem to coalesce. World War II is a stellar example. Americans and their allies joined hands against the darkness they saw saturating much of the rest of the globe, and they valiantly resisted as one.That kind of alliance and reliance didn’t exactly prevail in wars since. Korea, Vietnam and Middle Eastern conflicts didn’t exactly cause Americans to throw their arms around each other and declare solidarity against what were sometimes regarded as only “so-called e...
102-Year-Old WWII Veteran From Segregated Mail Unit Honored
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102-Year-Old WWII Veteran From Segregated Mail Unit Honored

By JAY REEVES, Associated PressMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Millions of letters and packages sent to U.S. troops had accumulated in warehouses in Europe by the time Allied troops were pushing toward the heart of Hitler’s Germany near the end of World War II. This wasn’t junk mail — it was the main link between home and the front in a time long before video chats, texting or even routine long-distance phone calls.The job of clearing out the massive backlog in a military that was still segregated by race fell upon the largest all-Black, all-female group to serve in the war, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. On Tuesday, the oldest living member of the unit is being honored.Romay Davis, 102, will be recognized for her service at an event at Montgomery City Hall. It follows President...