World War II

World War II veteran Ray Vaz awarded Purple Heart and Bronze Star at ceremony with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: CBS 2)

Mineola World War II Vet Awarded Bronze Star, Purple Heart In Ceremony

Ray Vaz, 88, was belatedly presented with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star during an emotional ceremony with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.

12/03/2012

Holocaust survivor

Holocaust Survivor Reunites With Her Savior 67 Years Later For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will have special meaning for a Holocaust survivor who on Wednesday was able to meet a member of the family who rescued her from Nazi tyranny. The two women had not seen each other since the end of World War II.

11/21/2012

Mayor Bloomberg marches in 2012 Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11, 2012 (credit: Spencer T Tucker/Mayor's Office)

Thousands Watched As Veterans Day Parade Marched Up Fifth Avenue

This was the first Veterans Day honoring the men and women who served in uniform since the last U.S. troops left Iraq last December.

11/11/2012

Former Mayor Ed Koch (file/Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Ed Koch Named Grand Marshal Of Veterans Day Parade

According to the group, Koch was given the honor for serving in the Army during World War II and for his service to Vietnam Veterans during his term as mayor.

10/22/2012

Rudy Giuliani (file / credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Rudy Giuliani Reflects On 9/11 Ahead Of 11th Anniversary

Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Rudy Giuliani, who was mayor of New York at the time, says we have to remain vigilant.

09/10/2012

Rep. Bill Pascrell with Seymour "Steve" Atkins (credit: Office of Rep. Bill Pascrell)

New Jersey WWII Veteran Gets War Prize, 67 Years Late

A New Jersey newspaper company has finally paid the award they said they would during World War II in 1944.

08/30/2012

"Bonded At The Seams" Cover

Stories From Main Street: Ramsey Teenager Is Already Published Author

This is a story about following your dreams and doing what you love.

08/06/2012

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Reunion Planned For 1943 High School Graduates In New Haven

An event nearly 70 years in the making is planned for next year, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

06/26/2012

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Non-Commemoration Of D-Day Is Inexcusable

Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]

06/07/2012

President Barack Obama (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama Infuriates Poles With Use Of Phrase ‘Polish Death Camp’

Hundreds of Polish-American families, alongside tight-knit business and church leaders, were expressing disappointment and some heartfelt anger at the president over his choice of words regarding their homeland.

05/30/2012

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Cold Hearted Thieves Stole WWII Memorial Plaque On Staten Island

It took two, two cold hearted thieves to steal a heavy bronze plaque, in Livingston, that honored World War II veterans from Staten Island.

03/20/2012

Stanley Rosenfeld receives his long overdue medals.(Credit:CBS2)

Exclusive: Long Island World War II Veteran Receives Long Overdue Medals

World War II ended nearly seven decades ago, but on Monday Stanley Rosenfeld of Hewitt got a long overdue thank you.

02/06/2012

Adolf Hitler Desk Set (credit: Alexander Autographs)

Adolf Hitler’s Desk Set Up For Auction In Connecticut

A major auction of World War II items will be conducted this Thursday in Stamford.

12/06/2011

Francis McGuigan's dog tags - Bohemia, NY - Nov 30, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Late Long Island World War II Veteran’s Dog Tags Returned

What once was lost has now been found in Bohemia.

11/30/2011

A photo of Francis McGuigan and his medals (credit: handout)

Replacement Medals Presented To Family Of Late Long Island World War II Veteran

It’s a proud day for the family of a World War II hero whose service medals were recently stolen.

11/28/2011

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