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Jackpine Bob Cary was probably best known as an outdoors writer for the Ely Echo for decades. Before moving to Canoe Country, he was a Marine in several WWII battles. In 2005, he told Dave Anderson about the book of USMC remembrances he wrote before it became too late.
Mike Colalillo had roots in Hibbing and Duluth. During the closing days of World War Two, he earned America's highest honor, the Medal of Honor while fighting in Germany. In 2005, he told his story to Dave Anderson.
Joe Gomer of Duluth served in the all African American fighter plane squadron commonly known as the Tuskegee Airmen. Before he passed away in 2013, Gomer sat down with Dave Anderson to tell his tale of fighting both fascism and discrimination during World War Two.
Superior, WI - (Northland's News Center) - Organizers moved Memorial Day services from Greenwood Cemetery to Elk's Club in Superior. But the thunder and lightening didn't stop Northlanders from honoring our finest heroes.
Washington, D.C (Northland's NewsCenter) -- More than 100 World War Two Veterans from the Northland received a very special honor this weekend. They traveled to Washington D.C. to visit a memorial honoring their war time service and sacrifice during an important turning point in history.
Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice...On this Memorial Day Northlanders paid tribute to the many men and women who have died while serving our country.
Washington, D.C. (Northland's NewsCenter) - Time is running out for members of this nation's greatest generation. Nearly 1,000 veterans of World War Two die every day. For some Northland W-W-Two vets, Saturday's Honor Flight trip to the nation's capital came too late.
When Joe Gomer of Duluth passed away he took a piece of history with him.
One of the Northland's World War Two heroes was honored on his birthday.
Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - This year will mark the 70th anniversary of that invasion that may say was the beginning of the end of World War Two. In this special anniversary year we'd like to honor all our Second World War veterans and we want you to participate. We want to hear the stories of your family heroes, including what your fathers, mothers, grandparents, aunts or uncles did during World War Two. We begin with a story about the hero of one of our own, Barbara Reyelts' mother.
Wilber Littler was born in 1915 and grew up on a small farm in the Cass Lake, MN area. Times were tough, especially during the Depression, and survival literally meant relying on your skills as a farmer, hunter and fisherman. Money and jobs were scarce.