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Detroit Woman Deemed Oldest US Veteran Traveling To Meet President Obama

A 110-year-old woman believed to be the nation’s oldest veteran will soon be making a trip to Washington D.C.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2015

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WWII Marine Finally Identified, Buried In Michigan

A ceremony with full military honors took place Monday morning for Robert McConachie at Fort Custer National Cemetery.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/03/2014

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.


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Man Sentenced In Bogus WWII Buried Gold Scheme

The scheme involved the bogus recovery of gold bars supposedly buried by Japanese soldiers during World War II, federal prosecutors said Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/16/2014

A US WWII veteran stands in front of US flags during a US-German D-Day commemoration ceremony in honour of airborne soldiers on June 5, 2014 in Picauville, northern France. The D-Day ceremonies on June 6 this year mark the 70th anniversary since the launch of the vast military operation by Allied forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually leading to the liberation of occupied France and the end of the war against Nazi Germany. (AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD)

Metro Detroit Veterans Share Their D-Day Memories

A handful of World War II veterans commemorated the 70th anniversary in Dearborn at a screening of “D-Day” in 3D.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2014

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Metro Detroit Man’s Homage To World War Two Vets

Sean Tracy of Wixom has built about 100 models for local veterans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2013

Artist rendering of the planned Michigan WWII Memorial. (Credit:

Plans Move Forward For World War II Memorial

Plans are moving forward for a $3 million World War II memorial in metro Detroit, with bricks that will be part of the project going on display this month.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2013


ProQuest’s Expansion of History Vault Opens New Perspectives on American History

The Ann Arbor database provider ProQuest says that later this year it will open content that has been largely inaccessible to global researchers with a significant expansion of its acclaimed History Vault, a five-year program to provide central access to the key archival collections that document the most important and widely studied topics of 18th- through 20th-century America.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2013

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Mich. Men Unearth Pieces Of Downed WWII-Era Plane

Four men have unearthed pieces of what they say is a World War II-era fighter plane that crashed 71 years ago in a southeast Michigan farm field.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2012

Operation Upshot-Knothole, 25 May 1953. (credit: United States Department of Energy)

Detroit History: From Holbrook To Hiroshima

Barely a dozen years after he was the smartest student at Hamtramck High School, Emil Konopinski was the brightest young nuclear scientist on the team ensuring that America won the World War II race for the ultimate weapon.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2012