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Remembering Ernie Pyle

“There are no atheists in foxholes” Ernie Pyle BALTIMORE — Can a seasonal flu, and the lingering irritation it causes, change the course of a man’s life? One certainly did for a legendary war correspondent by the name of Ernie […]

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Remembering Ernie Pyle

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“There are no atheists in foxholes” Ernie Pyle BALTIMORE — Can a seasonal flu, and the lingering irritation it causes, change the course of a man’s life? One certainly did for a legendary war correspondent by the name of Ernie […]

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Toilet paper at a self-checkout counter at the Shoppers Food market on Smith Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland. (Anthony C. Hayes)

Toilet Paper Shopping at 6 a.m.

BALTIMORE  — Some years back, I had the honor to interview Dr. Cedric Jimerson – a respected physician who had cut his surgical teeth in resettlement camps of post-WWII

Retired Colonel James C. (“Jimmie Dee”) Dieffenderfer with his son Scott at Manassas Regional Airport in front of the EAA B-17-G Aluminum Overcast (credit Mike Jordan/BPE)

EAA honors 43rd Bombardment Group vets, families with flights on B-17 ‘Aluminum Overcast’

Retired Colonel James C. (“Jimmie Dee”) Dieffenderfer and his son Scott in front of the EAA B-17G Aluminum Overcast. (Mike Jordan/BPE) Manassas, VA – Honor rides aboard classic warbirds like

A Packard truck on display at the 2019 Military Vehicle Preservation Association Convention in York, PA. (Anthony C. Hayes)

Military Vehicle Preservation Association: Keeping History Rolling Along

A Packard truck on display at the 2019 Military Vehicle Preservation Association Convention in York, PA. (Anthony C. Hayes) When the United States Army finally got around to selecting an

Reading (PA) Thom Richard pilot and owner of Warbird Adventures TP-40 Warhawk at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum WWII Weekend. (Michael Jordan/BPE)

P-40 pilot training highlights 2019 MAAM WWII Weekend

Thom Richards is the owner/instructor of the dual controlled P-40N Warhawk American Dream. (Michael Jordan/BPE) Reading, PA -- On June 6, 1944, the greatest armada ever assembled landed some 133,000

Did disgruntled ‘Jerries’ sabotage correspondent’s effort to cover Battle of Elsenborn Ridge reenactment?

It might surprise some to learn that, as American troops were fighting their way across Belgium and France in the epic engagement known as the Battle of the Bulge,

D-Day Conneaut: A baptism by fire into the world of WWII reenacting

US infantry reenactors prepare for an assault on German forces at D-Day Conneaut. Photo taken with a vintage Argus A3 camera. (Anthony C. Hayes) One year ago today, my colleague

Centenarian Stephen J. Bolcar recalls WWII experiences

Seventy-five years ago today, the U.S. Army Air Forces launched “Mission No. 84" – an ambitious deep penetration, double-strike mission against Germany’s aircraft and ball bearing industries. Employing 376

Holocaust survivor David Tuck shows the number tattooed on his arm by the Nazis (Anthony C. Hayes)

Holocaust survivor David Tuck: ‘This time, let God forgive me’

David Tuck is a survivor of World War II. But unlike many of the aging veterans of that era who are rightly hailed  for their military service, Tuck experienced

MAAM WWII Weekend 2018 credit Anthony C. Hayes

Sunny skies spur satisfied crowds to MAAM WWII Weekend

The spirit of Gen. Patton's immortal weather prayer was in evidence last weekend as a dire rain forecast gave way to mostly clear skies for the 28th annual MAAM

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