WWII

Say Yes to the Parachute Dress
I've watched more than a few episodes of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress with my daughter, Molly. If you're unfamiliar, SYTTD is a reality TV series that follows brides through Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan as they search for, and (almost always) find the perfect wedding gown for their upcoming nuptials...
Nazi Hideout Found Deep in Argentine Jungle
This is like something out of an Indiana Jones adventure. Archaeologists in Argentina have reportedly found the ruins of what they think is a former secret Nazi hideout deep in the Argentine jungles close to the border with Paraguay. They theorize it was built as a hideout/fortress for leaders of the Third Reich in the event Germany lost the war...
Things You Didn’t Know About D-Day
You're seeing lots of articles and essays in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. This year, for whatever reason, I've seen a spate of pieces on little-known D-Day facts. Let's take a look at a few, the first coming from Gizmodo: The preparation for the Normandy landings began in August 1943, when the Allies drew up an initial plan for the invas
Remembering V-E Day
World War Two in Europe ended 69 years ago today. Looking at our studio TV monitor this morning, I commented to Scot how much I would love to have a time machine. I would love to see and experience first-hand the jubilation that took place in New York's Times Square after President Harry Truman's announcement, delivered from the radio room at the White House: THIS IS a solemn but a glorious hour..
Runners Turn the Tables on WWII Veteran [Video]
If you've read any of my previous posts here, you know that veterans hold a very special place in my heart. My late father was a WWII veteran, several friends served in Vietnam, and my brother-in-law Tim is an Iraq War veteran. I believe those who fought for our freedom deserve our utmost respect and loyalty...
One of 8 Surviving WWII Medal of Honor Winners Passes at 92 [Video]
We all have our heroes. As a kid, I loved superhero comics, but they weren't my heroes. They were pen and ink drawings, and later, special effects creations. I also loved Rick Monday (at the time, an outfielder for my beloved Chicago Cubs), but he wasn't my hero (although his flag-saving sprint in the outfield at Dodger Stadium to grab the Stars and Stripes from some idiots intent on burning it wa