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VJ Day + 70

Today, seventy years ago, Japan surrendered. There followed a cosmic sigh in the universe and peace enveloped world for the first time in many years. Photographers around the world shot photographs, which would later become iconic; my favorite is of … Continue reading

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Surviving an Airliner Crash

This week’s crash of Asiana 214 was a terrible event with great miracles – the survival of 305 people out of 307 onboard the airliner. When I initially wrote about the accident, I said I would follow up with some … Continue reading

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The Passing of Frank Buckles

Frank Buckles has passed. He finished his work in this life last Sunday. He was 110 years old. In 1901, he was born in a Missouri farmhouse on the first day of February. He lied to recruiters to get into … Continue reading

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The Last Doughboy

Sometimes a story reaches out, grabs you by the neck, and demands the telling. This is such a story. Frank Woodruff Buckles will turn 110 years old today, February 1, 2011. That alone is cause for celebration; what is of … Continue reading

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