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President Obama Praises D-Day Allied Troops

``These men waged war so that we might know peace.''

That's what President Barack Obama said today of the men who stormed the beaches at Normandy 70 years ago today.

More than 160-thousand allied troops landed on the French coastline in 1944

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Congressional Gold Medal.  Photo by Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call
Congressional Gold Medal. Photo by Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call

Last World War Two Code Talker Dies At 93

The last original World War Two Navajo Code Talker is dead.  Chester Nez died of kidney failure this morning in New Mexico at age 93.

Twenty-nine Navajo soldiers developed a code derived from their native language that the Japanese could never break

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Tracy Glantz/The State/MCT via Getty Images
Tracy Glantz/The State/MCT via Getty Images

Mayor Outlines Memorial Day Activities In New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell says New Bedford will proudly honor its veterans during Memorial Day ceremonies.

The city's Memorial Day Parade will step off from Parker Street and Hathaway Boulevard at 11:30am on Monday, and conclude at Clasky Park in New Bedford

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N.C. Hudon Inc.
N.C. Hudon Inc.

WWII Torpedo Restored in New Bedford

A unique restoration project is being unveiled Friday. Dennis Hudon and his staff at N.C. Hudon Inc., completely restored a World War Two-era torpedo that's being donated to the Fort Taber Military Museum

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NBC

GOP Congressman Yells at Park Ranger at WWII Memorial

The Government shutdown has gotten a little bit ugly. On Wednesday, Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer from Texas decided to confront a park ranger at the WWII memorial in Washington DC who was not allowing the public to enter the memorial during the shutdown. 

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TSM - WWII Cape Verdean veteran John Costa looks at recruit photos with his wife, Edith.
TSM - WWII Cape Verdean veteran John Costa looks at recruit photos with his wife, Edith.

Cape Verdean WWII Vets Honored in New Bedford

In addition to the Recognition Day parade, the New Bedford Cape Verdean community received an added honor this weekend.

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Courtesy of Ragazzo Family
Courtesy of Ragazzo Family

WWII Hero, Felix Witkowicz of Fairhaven Passes Away

A lifetime Fairhaven resident and World War Two veteran has died. 94-year-old Felix Witkowicz passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, surrounded by family members.

Witkowicz served in the Army during WWII, and disarmed mines and removed obstacles on D-Day in Normandy, ensuring safer passage for American tanks and troops

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