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  • 93-year-old World War II vet scores upset election win

    11/08/2017 10:03:09 PM PST · by OneVike · 11 replies
    Bristol Herald Courier ^ | 11/8/17 | ???
    A 93-year-old World War II veteran scored a surprise victory over an incumbent New Jersey mayor in Tuesday's election. Vito Perillo defeated Tinton Falls Mayor Gerald Turning in the nonpartisan municipal race. "I didn't think I had a chance," Perillo told . But his grandson, Mike Perillo-Gentile, said he wasn't surprised. "When he wants to do something, he does it," Perillo-Gentile said. Perillo, a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Pacific theater, told the Asbury Park Press his entry into the race was spurred by a pair of whistleblower lawsuits involving the police department that cost the...
  • Runners Give Spontaneous Tribute To 95 Year Old WWII Vet

    03/05/2014 9:00:26 AM PST · by jennychase · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | Thursday, March 4, 2014 | Vanity
    Runners Give Spontaneous Tribute To 95 Year Old WWII Vet Who Came To Cheer. This happened in San Jose, CA.
  • WWII fighter pilot who flew THROUGH the Eiffel Tower to take down a German plane dies in Virginia

    01/04/2014 9:03:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 20:45 EST, 3 January 2014
    A World War II fighter pilot who gained fame for dramatically flying beneath the Eiffel Tower's arches to take down a German aircraft has died aged 92. William Overstreet Jr. died on Sunday at a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, according to his obituary, but there was no indication of the cause of his death. Overstreet's famously flew his P-51C 'Berlin Express' beneath the Eiffel Tower in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1944, which has been credited with lifting the spirits of French Resistance troops on the ground. For his valiant service, the French ambassador to the United States presented Overstreet with France's...
  • North Korea parades its American prisoner in chilling 'confession' video ...

    11/30/2013 5:31:18 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 30, 2013 | MARIE-LOUISE OLSON
    A video has been released by the North Korean government showing detained American veteran Merrill Newman, 85, admitting to being 'guilty' of crimes including killing innocent civilians when he was a soldier in the Korean War. Newman, who has not been heard from since he was detained on October 26, is seen reading a four-page hand-scribbled letter on camera in an undisclosed location in the video released on Saturday. The veteran from California looks uneasy in the video, and with shaking hands apologizes for what he supposedly did 60 years ago. ‘I realize that I cannot be forgiven for my...

    11/22/2013 11:48:13 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 69 replies ^ | Nov 21, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    The two teenagers accused of beating 88-year-old World War II veteran Delbert Belton to death with flashlights are now in protective custody after a white supremacist prison gang allegedly put a $10,000 bounty on their heads. Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn, both of Spokane, Wash., allegedly murdered Belton in a parking lot in earlier this year during a robbery attempt. Both teens deny they committed murder and have trials set for March 17.
  • Suspect in WWII vet slay: We were buying crack from victim

    08/28/2013 7:07:46 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies ^ | August 28,2013 | Tracy Connor
    One of the teens charged with beating to death a World War II veteran allegedly claimed he was buying crack cocaine from the 88-year-old and the transaction turned violent — but cops said there is no evidence to support that. The allegation was denounced as bizarre by victim Delbert “Shorty” Belton’s family and even dismissed by the defense lawyer for the other teen accused in the Spokane, Wash., case, which has drawn national attention.
  • Friend: Fatally Beaten WWII Vet ‘Never Did No Drugs’

    08/28/2013 11:31:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | August 28, 2013 5:13 AM | Staff
    <p>SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Bail was set at $3 million Tuesday for a 16-year-old boy who is charged with killing a World War II veteran and contends the man was beaten to death because he shorted the teen and another boy on a sale of crack cocaine.</p>
  • Here Are the Two Teens Accused of Savagely Beating 88-Year-Old WWII Veteran to Death

    08/24/2013 10:32:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/24/13 | Jason Howerton
    The Spokane Police Department has arrested a suspect and are searching for another in the brutal beating death of 88-year-old WWII veteran Delbert Belton. Demetrius Glenn, 16, was reportedly taken into custody by police early Friday morning. He will be tried as an adult for first degree murder and robbery, KXLY-TV reports. Police are currently searching for the second suspect, identified as Kenan Adams-Kinard. Glenn reportedly has a lengthy a criminal history. He has faced charges of malicious mischief, third and fourth degree assault and driving without a license, KHQ News reports. He was also reportedly involved in a “riot...
  • Police arrest one juvenile male in beating of 88-year-old (Spokane)WW2 veteran

    08/23/2013 8:53:08 AM PDT · by llevrok · 62 replies
    SPOKANE, Wash. — Police said they arrested one juvenile male in connection with the beating death of an 88-year-old WWII veteran Wednesday. The suspect has been charged with first degree murder and first degree robbery. His name has not yet been released because of his age. The other suspected killer is still on the loose. The Spokane Police Department said in a press release officers responded to reports of an assault and found the victim in his car with serious head injuries on Wednesday evening. He later died in the hospital. Authorities on Thursday released surveillance photos of the two...
  • BREAKING UPDATE: One Suspect In Custody After WWII Veteran Beaten To Death

    08/23/2013 7:21:02 AM PDT · by illiac · 152 replies
    KHQ News ^ | 8/23/13 | Dylan Wohlenhaus
    BREAKING NEWS: Major crimes investigators have just confirmed that one teenager has been arrested in the beating death of WWII veteran Delbert Belton. One suspect remains on the loose. Charges of 1st degree murder and 1st degree robbery pending. UPDATE: Press Release From The Spokane Police Department: Spokane Police release surveillance photos of persons of interest in the homicide of an 88 year old man, occurring in N. Spokane last night. Anyone with information about either of the suspects is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233. On 08-21-13 around 8:15pm Spokane Police responded to Eagles Lodge, 6410 N Lidgerwood...

    08/22/2013 6:55:24 PM PDT · by massmike · 110 replies ^ | 08/22/2013 | BEN SHAPIRO
    In Spokane, Washington, on Wednesday night, according to local reports, World War II veteran and Battle of Okinawa survivor Delbert Belton was beaten by two African American teenagers described as between the ages of 16 and 19. Belton passed away Thursday morning of head injuries.
  • Rebuild America Defeat Obama Tour: Not a Dry Eye in The Place

    10/09/2012 7:04:49 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 5 replies ^ | 10/09/12 | Lloyd Marcus
    On the Rebuild America Defeat Obama national bus tour, we finale every rally with “God Bless the USA”. As the song is sung, vets in the audience are invited on stage. At our rally in Saint Clair Shores, MI, a very frail bent over gentleman, overflowing with dignity, slowly and methodically began making his way to the stage, assisted by his daughter. The old soldier was 92 year old WW II vet, Mr. Roher. Talk about an amazing moment, there was hardly a dry eye in the audience. Though unspoken, somehow Mr. Roher epitomized the pride, dignity and greatness of...
  • WWII Veteran Being Forced Out of Home and Forced to Exhume Wife’s Body: Needs Your Help

    06/19/2012 9:20:11 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 15 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | 6/15/12 | Oath Keepers
    Warren C. Bodeker is an 89 year old World War II Army Airborne combat veteran and war hero, living in Montana, who is being thrown off of his own land and thrown out of his own house, by Montana Federal Bankruptcy Trustee, Christy Brandon, with the approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Montana. And to make matters worse, Warren’s wife Lorna just died of cancer this past year, and is buried there on their land, right next to the house. Warren had planned to live there till he died and then be buried right next to his wife, there...
  • WWII vet who earned Medal of Honor at 17 has died (Jack Lucas, lied his way into the Marines at 14)

    06/05/2008 9:21:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 261+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/5/08 | Chris Talbott - ap
    JACKSON, Miss. - Jack Lucas, who at 14 lied his way into military service during World War II and became the youngest Marine to receive the Medal of Honor, died Thursday in a Hattiesburg, Miss., hospital. He was 80. Lucas had been battling cancer. Ponda Lee at Moore Funeral Service said the funeral home was told he died before dawn. Jacklyln "Jack" Lucas was just six days past his 17th birthday in February 1945 when his heroism at Iwo Jima earned him the nation's highest military honor. He used his body to shield three fellow squad members from two grenades,...
  • Veteran: America has lost what I fought for

    04/05/2008 12:35:15 AM PDT · by Dominnae · 41 replies · 81+ views
    The Register-Mail ^ | Apr 04, 2008 @ 09:25 PM | Floyd Ragsdale
    As with all guest opinions, I welcome a guest opinion offering an opposing view. This is not the United States of America that I went to war for. I put my life on the line in WWII, as did countless other soldiers, for the following beliefs: - The right to life, including the life of the unborn child. - The right to pray to God in the classroom and the right to carry a Bible to school; also, to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and use the word God in the pledge. - The right to display the Ten Commandments...
  • War and Forgiveness (Obit for an Outstanding WW II Vet)

    03/24/2008 9:46:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies · 564+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 25, 2008
    The veterans of World War II are now at that age where they are dying ever more frequently, and their deaths should be an occasion to remember their achievement and sacrifice. Take the heroism and remarkable forgiveness of Jacob DeShazer, a bombardier on the famous Doolittle raid over Japan of April 18, 1942. The Doolittle bombing raid was close to a suicide mission, a one-way trip to bring the war to the Japanese homeland for the first time. Coming not long after Pearl Harbor and before the Pacific island victories to come, the raid was a huge boost to domestic...
  • ‘Friends’ offer help after man, 86, goes to jail(WWII Vet)

    12/23/2007 5:11:14 PM PST · by mylife · 200 replies · 382+ views
    New Castle News ^ | 12/21/07 | JOHN K. MANNA
    ‘Friends’ offer help after man, 86, goes to jail By JOHN K. MANNA New Castle News Ordinarily, John Allen wouldn’t let just anyone into his house. That was before last week’s experience when he made some new friends — in the Lawrence County jail. Allen spent seven days in the lockup after he was found guilty of violating Union Township’s property maintenance code for having high grass on his property. He also was cited for having junk, rubbish and garbage outside his house. His imprisonment would be of little significance, but for one detail: His age. Allen is 86. And...
  • God was his co-pilot (WWII Vet wouldn't give in to thug robbing a store)

    01/07/2007 6:14:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 976+ views ^ | 10.27.06 | JOHN PETRICK
    Richard Hyle says his military training from WWII helped him resist a robber recently. When you've struggled to regain control of a plane spiraling 20,000 feet over Italy, there's not a lot left to be afraid of, says 82-year-old Richard Hyle of Clifton.  So when a robber burst into a local newspaper store two years ago, the decorated veteran wasn't about to give in without a fight.  "A guy comes in with his sleeve over his hand, like he has a gun," recalled Hyle, sitting in his living room as he flips through an album of photos from his...
  • AP: William Westmoreland dead

    07/18/2005 7:57:49 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 324 replies · 9,805+ views
    Associated Press | July 18, 2005
    breaking, more to come
  • WWII veteran finally awarded his medals [Jeb honors 93 year-old FL vet]

    04/04/2002 6:08:04 AM PST · by summer · 9 replies · 175+ views
    The Tallahassee Democrat [FL newspaper] ^ | March 23, 2002 | Gerald Ensley
    Governor Bush presents Bronze medal and other awards to Willie Walker, a 93-year-old World War II veteran. WWII veteran finally awarded his medals [Jeb honors 93 year-old FL vet] WWII Vet: 'I liked helping the world' By Gerald Ensley DEMOCRAT SENIOR WRITER The medals look nice in the glass-fronted box his daughter made for him. And it was nice to meet the governor. But Willie Walker didn't go off to war 60 years ago in search of medals or fame. So he's grateful for, but not overwhelmed by, the attention he's received recently. "They told me I'd get medals (when...