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Fri January 23, 2015

Gary Borders: National WWII Museum in New Orleans keeps history alive

Credit Gary Borders

A gray-haired man stands inside the entrance to the U.S. Freedom Pavilion of the National World War II Museum, located on the corner of Magazine Street and Andrews Higgins Boulevard, in the Warehouse District of New Orleans.

The man at the museum is clearly a veteran, judging from the ballcap he wears identifying his military outfit. He is a volunteer here, and I thank him for his service, as I wait for my wife and daughter to join me.

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Thu June 6, 2013

WWII veteran in Mooringsport, La., pens 'spot checks' on war

Kenneth Cochran lives on Caddo Lake near Mooringsport, La., and has compiled his recollections on World War II in "A Time to Remember."
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Mooringsport, La., World War II pilot has a new memoir that he calls "spot checks" on the war. On this anniversary of D-Day, when Allies invaded Western Europe 69 years ago, the 93-year-old Cochran reflects on his experiences in the Central Pacific theater.

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Tue May 28, 2013

History Matters: A D-Day remembrance

Commentator Gary Joiner shines a light on D-Day, the day the Allies invaded Western Europe in World War II.

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Tue June 12, 2012

History Matters: Remembering D-Day

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers D-Day, the day Allies invaded Western Europe in World War II, 68 years ago this month.