A sailor killed at Pearl Harbor will finally be buried

CHICAGO (AP) — A 21-year-old sailor will be laid to rest Tuesday after a decades-long effort to identify remains removed from Pearl Harbor, more than 80 years after he was killed in the attack that propelled the United States into World War II. Herbert “Bert” Jacobson’s family members have waited their entire lives to attend … Read more

Best-selling ‘Das Boot’ filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen has died

NEW YORK (AP) — Wolfgang Petersen, the German filmmaker whose World War II underwater epic “Das Boot” launched him into a successful Hollywood career that included the “In the Line of Fire” movies , “Air Force One” and “The Perfect Storm”, died. He was 81 years old. Petersen died Friday at his home in the … Read more

102-year WWII veteran of Separate Mail Unit honored

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Millions of letters and packages sent to American troops had piled up in warehouses in Europe as Allied troops pushed into the heartland of Hitler’s Germany near the end of World War II. It wasn’t junk mail – it was the primary link between home and the front long before video … Read more