Connecticut soldier receives posthumous Purple Heart 105 years after death in WWI

U.S. Army Sgt. Paul Maynard of Torrington, Conn., was killed in action on the last day of the World War I while serving in France and is documented as the last service member from Connecticut to be killed in the war. Last week he received a Purple Heart.

D-Day at 80: Dress rehearsal claimed more 4th Division lives than Utah Beach landing itself

A dress rehearsal for the D-Day assault on Utah Beach cost the 4th Infantry Division and associated units nearly four times as many lives as they lost in the landing itself five weeks later.

From the Archives | S & S Eyewitness’ Story: How Rangers, cut off, held on, grimly in own ‘Little Bataan’

This is the story of a village and the men who took it, a detachment of Rangers whose deeds put them right at the top of the class of American fighting men.

Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument, 1994

Normandy, France, June 6, 1994: President Bill Clinton speaks at the ceremony commemorating the D-Day landing at the Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument, near Omaha Beach as a helicopter hovers overhead and battleships — anchored off shore — glint through the mist.

Jewish-American GI found in mass grave with Nazis handed over to US

The remains of a Jewish-American soldier who died in 1944 and was buried with Nazis in a mass grave in occupied France were given to U.S. officials Tuesday during a transfer ceremony at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

British air force grounds WWII-era fleet after deadly Spitfire crash

The plane went down near an air base in Coningsby, England. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be grounded temporarily.

British town unveils plaque honoring US soldiers who stayed there ahead of D-Day 

For several months starting in late 1943, American soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division made their home away from home in Swanage, England. Eighty years later, the English Channel town is honoring them.

Soviet embassy in Berlin, 1954

Berlin, Germany, February 1, 1954: Watched closely by a guard, Stars and Stripes news editor Harold McConnell checks out a statue of Joseph Stalin at the Soviet embassy in Berlin.

82 years later, Colorado soldier who died as POW is finally coming home

The remains of 25-year-old Clifford H. Strickland, a U.S. Army technician 5th grade from Fowler in southeastern Colorado, will finally be returned home next month. He will be laid to rest in the same cemetery as his mother and father.

Memorial Day ceremony, 1966

Margraten, Netherlands, May 30, 1966: Spec. 4 John S. Putnam of the 3rd Armored Division Band plays taps during a Memorial Day ceremony at the American military cemetery at Margraten.

Remains of soldier, airman killed during WWII identified

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency last week announced that the remains of a soldier and airman killed during World War II had been identified.

At the grave of an American soldier, 1984

Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 4, 1984: At the U.S. cemetery overlooking the D-Day beaches, 2-year-old Tommy Daniel, son of Capt. Timothy and Carol Daniel, stands at the grave of an American soldier killed during the World War II invasion of Normandy.

Cambridge American Cemetery, 2003

Madingley, England, May 26, 2003: The official party arrives Monday for the Memorial Day ceremony at the Cambridge American Cemetery in Madingley, England.

Normandy American Cemetery, 2004

Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2004: Rows of crosses and Stars of David stand in long rows at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, decorated with American and French flags.

Wreck of America’s most lethal World War II sub found near the Philippines

An organization on a quest to find and memorialize all 52 U.S. submarines lost during World War II has located the wreck of the USS Harder, a sub credited with sinking the most enemy warships during the war.

Wreck of famed P-38 fighter flown by America’s top ace found in Papua New Guinea

One of the U.S. military’s most famous planes has finally been located. The wreck of a P-38 fighter flown by Capt. Richard I. Bong, America’s all-time top flying ace, was found last week, 80 years after it crashed in the jungles of Papua New Guinea.

‘They thought he was never coming back’: Allentown WWII vet whose remains were recently identified to be buried Saturday

Earl Seibert died July 27, 1942, at the Cabanatuan POW Camp 1, where more than 2,500 POWs died during the war. On Saturday, May 25, 2024, Seibert finally will be laid to rest in his hometown, with full military honors.

Inouye visits Yokoyama, 1960

Yokoyama, Japan, Oct. 2, 1960: Rep. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) bows in prayer at his great-grandfather’s grave in his ancestral village of Yokoyama, Japan.

From the Archives | Rep. Inouye visits his ancestral home

Rep. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) Sunday visited the mountain village of Yokoyama — the birthplace of his father and where some of his uncles and cousins still live.