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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

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

L.I. Man Says Thieves Stole His Grandfather’s Purple Heart, Dog Tags

“Just bring it back — I don’t care who you are or what it was all about. Just, if you could, please just drop it off and, you know, and I’ll chuck it off as a loss,” James McGuigan said.

11/01/2011

Meceslaus Miaskiewicz  grave site at the Long Island National Cemetery (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sisters Learn Remains Of Brother Killed In WW II Are In Bosnia, Not Long Island

For more than six decades, the Miaskiewicz sisters from Salem, Mass. have traveled to the Long Island National Cemetery at Pinelawn in Farmingdale to visit their brother’s grave, but they recently learned that he was never there.

10/13/2011

Guard Cutter Barque Eagle is seen in Brooklyn, NY - Aug 5, 2011 (credit: Ginny Kosola / WCBS 880)

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle Stops In NYC On Way To Connecticut

The Eagle is carrying 140 cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., from which it departed in May for its 75th anniversary voyage to Europe.

08/05/2011

An NJ Transit train is seen at Penn Station - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Morning Amtrak Power Problems Snarl NJ Transit, Highlight Aging Infrastructure

Amtrak officials are eyeing an electrical substation in Richmond, Va., as the possible source of a voltage problem that halted trains between New York and Philadelphia.

06/23/2011

The Throgs Neck Bridge's newest feathered inhabitants: Locust (with open beak), Edgewater and Bayside, named for communities near the bridge (credit: MTA)

Whoa Baby! Nine Peregrine Falcons Hatch Atop MTA Bridges

New York City is seeing a bit of a baby boom and not just at the Bronx Zoo.

06/01/2011

US Army infantrymen walk through Ardennes Forest during Battle of the Bulge, Belgium (credit: AP)

Battle of the Bulge Survivors Holding Reunion At Middle School In Port Monmouth

More than 80 survivors of the Battle of the Bulge will greet each other at the Thorne Middle School in Port Monmouth Thursday.

05/26/2011

Holocaust

Thousands Of Holocaust Records Go Online

With over 500,000 names, and more than 1,000 photographs, the searchable collection documents a relief organization’s vast efforts during World War II and the postwar era in 24 countries.

05/02/2011

Audrey and Collington Foster in their home - Great Neck, NY - Apr 21, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Volunteers Giving World War II Veteran’s Great Neck Home A Facelift

There are dozens of volunteers busy in nearly every inch of the home of Collington Foster, a World War II veteran who recently had a stroke.

04/21/2011

Cedar Crest - Pompton Plains, NJ - Photo: Retirement Communities Online

Stories From Main Street: Pompton Plains, NJ

They witnessed history and in some cases had a hand in shaping it, and now they’re sharing their incredible stories.

03/07/2011

Flag of Iwo Jima

Local Marine Remembers Images Of Iwo Jima Years Later

Lou DiPaolo was only 18 years old when he hit the beach at Iwo Jima, but images of the battle still remain ingrained in his mind 66 years later to the day.

02/19/2011

julianfalat

2 Paintings Stolen By Nazis Seized In NYC

U.S. authorities say they’ve seized two paintings in New York that were stolen from the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland by the Nazis during World War II.

12/20/2010

Sgt. John Simonetti

Family Honors Fallen Soldier Missing For 66 Years

More than 66 years ago, Sgt. John Simonetti landed in Normandy on D-Day in an elite Army Rangers unit.

11/11/2010

Bronze Star

Queens Man, 95, Receives Bronze Star For WWII Heroism

Six decades after a Queens man helped save hundreds of U.S. servicement during World War II, he as awarded the Bronze Star.

10/17/2010

George Vujnovich

NYC Man, 95, To Get Bronze Star For WW2 Heroism

Just when you thought you’d heard everything about World War II, comes this: On Sunday, a Jackson Heights man will receive the thanks of a grateful nation for what he did and the lives he helped save during the war.

10/15/2010

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