Google News has pretty completely coverage of the recent remembrances for the fallen sailors from WWII who were on board the British destroyer "Hunter" off Norway when it was sunk in April 1940.
The 2nd Veteran Stories Podcast has been posted. This podcast is recorded by Kevin Devin and it is his personal interview with his father Pleasant Devin, who was a member of the U.S. Navy and served on the USS St. Paul (CA-73) during the the Korean War (1950s).
Some links mentioned in this podcast include:
- 7th Pacific Fleet
- USS St. Paul Pictures: #1, #2, #3
- Heavy Cruiser
- History of United States Naval Operations: Korea
The 1st Veteran Stories Podcast is with Mr. Harold Ball, and it covers his stories and experiences related to his service in the Merchant Marines (1942-1943) and the U.S. Navy (1943-1946) during War World II. His first ship was a Liberty Ship the SS Zane Grey:
- February - June 1943: Shipped locomotion enignes to India via Australia; Port visits to Egypt and Israel as "Invasion of Crete" deception
- July 1943: Invasion of Sicily (8th Army support) near the loss of SS Timothy Pickering
- August 1943: Malta & Gibraltar; mine damage to the SS Harrison Gray Otis
- August - Sept 1943: Atlantic Ocean crossing with "Baby Carriers" providing protection
- 1944: Pacific Theater
- 1945: Pacific Theater including the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima (14-20 March 1945)
UPI has a pointer to a monument in Cincinnati to honor the service of over 4,000 dogs during the Vietnam War. The article notes that only 200 returned home from their service.
Andrew Carroll has a new book called "Grace Under Fire" that includes 50 letters about faith from men and women who have gone to war.
Funds raised by the sale of the calendar will reportedly bring need financial resources to hospitalized Veterans' programs, and provide copies of the calendar to current recovering Veterans.
Encyclopedia Britannica has a great WWII D-Day Normandy Invasion site that includes: spoken recollections of veterans, newsreels that docummented the events, and the written words of historians who have studied the campaign.
Military.com has an in-depth review of President Gerald Ford's Naval career including his service during WWII and in the reserves.
The Library of Congress' Veterans History Project is an excellent resource for those looking for rich media (print, pictures, audio, and video) of American service members experiences while serving our country.