World War II

Country's Oldest Female WWII Veteran From Ludlow Receives New Roof

by: Katrina Kincade
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The oldest living World War II female veteran in the U.S. received a brand new roof on her Ludlow home as part of a veterans assistance program.

The Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project donates the material and Vista Home Improvement donated the labor.

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Inside World War II’s Secret Cities: Part 1

Bechtel-sponsored museum exhibit looks at massive Manhattan Project effort, 75 years later.
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Part 1 of a 2-part series.

FCA US Releases Arsenal of Democracy Documentary

Documentary Recalls Chrysler Corporation’s Role in Roosevelt’s Great Arsenal of Democracy
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December 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In recognition of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s historic “Arsenal of Democracy” radio broadcast (December 29, 1940), FCA US LLC has released Automakers and the Arsenal of Democracy, a short documentary, which chronicles the role of the Chrysler Corporation as one of the primary military suppliers for the Allied war effort.

Wish Kid Debuts in His Own World War II Film Just in Time For Veteran's Day

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Make-A-Wish® has granted more than 250,000 wishes since its founding in 1980 – many of which have involved the military. Wish kids often look up to service men and women because of the bravery and heroism they proudly display.

BNSF Moves Disabled Artillery Shells for Display at the Battleship Iowa Museum in California

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The USS Iowa was an important U.S. Navy battleship during World War II. Now docked at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif., the retired warship is a museum open to the public. Earlier this year, the Navy donated 150 16-by-50-inch caliber projectiles to the museum. Although the projectiles are inert, transporting them was a challenge due to the large size and quantity.

Kaiser Permanente has Embraced Diversity Since its World War II Beginnings

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Kaiser Permanente has embraced diversity since its beginnings in the World War II shipyards, and the organization’s ranks have included many disabled individuals who made significant contributions despite their handicaps. Harold T. Willson, a wheelchair-bound Kaiser Permanente financial analyst, was one such person.

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