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Edward “Babe” Heffron (credit: Patricia Zarel)

New Efforts Underway To Erect Memorial To Local WWII Hero

Efforts are underway to raise money to erect a statute in South Philadelphia honoring Edward “Babe” Heffron, a World War II paratrooper whose heroism is well documented in the HBO series “Band of Brothers.”

11/10/2014

American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. American troops supporting those already on the coast of Northern France, plunge into the surf and wade shoreward carrying equipment, on Utah Beach, Les Dunes de Madeleine, France. Bulldozers and other engineer equipment prepare the beach for the landing parties. (Credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Veterans Recall Memories Of D-Day

Local soldiers, sailors and airmen joined one of the largest invasion forces in history. It was 70 years ago today. Many of them are no longer with us. But 30 years ago, KYW’s Jay Lloyd gathered their vivid memories of D-Day and the beaches of Normandy.

06/06/2014

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Phila. Woman Sentenced To 30+ Years For Murder of WW II Vet in 2010

India Spellman was found guilty in February of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 87-year-old George Greaves in August 2010.

05/30/2013

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New Jersey Vet Gets Back Dog Tag Lost In France During WWII

The New Jersey resident on Wednesday received the relic from a woman who tracked him down.

05/08/2013

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Some Pa. War Vets Offered 2 New License Plates

There are two new license plates for certain Pennsylvania war veterans.

05/05/2013

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Holocaust Survivor Reacts To Nazi Probe Focusing On Philadelphia Man

At the Klein Jewish Community Center in Northeast Philadelphia, seniors gather for activities and conversation. It’s where Rita Silberstein talked about a part of her past that she has in common with other survivors of the Holocaust.

09/24/2012

Dick Winters

Local WWII Vet Honored In France On D-Day Anniversary

With World War II-era military planes darting overhead and Normandy’s Utah Beach visible in the distance, a bronze statue emerged from beneath a camouflage parachute, in tribute to a man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television series “Band of Brothers.”

06/06/2012

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The New GED Exam

Research has shown that GED recipients earn no more than high school dropouts. Only one in 10 earns a college degree. The exam is in the process of changing and so is some of the instruction.

11/29/2011

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