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Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98
Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

As a young Marine corporal, Williams went ahead of his unit during the Battle of Iwo Jima in the Pacific Ocean in February 1945 and eliminated a series of Japanese machine gun positions.

President Biden in Europe; hopes to keep allies united against Russia as a war in Ukraine takes its toll

President Biden in Europe; hopes to keep allies united against Russia as a war in Ukraine takes its toll

 President Joe Biden departed Saturday for a week of summits in Europe, where the grinding war in Ukraine will be thrust back to the forefront.

Danish-Canadian deal ends 49-year-old feud over Arctic isle

Danish-Canadian deal ends 49-year-old feud over Arctic isle

A decades-old dispute between Denmark and Canada over a tiny, barren and uninhabited rock in the Arctic has come to an end

Old Glory Relay makes a stop in Wichita on Flag Day

Old Glory Relay makes a stop in Wichita on Flag Day

The national relay being put on by Team RWB started in Washington D.C. and is making its way down to Birmingham, Alabama traveling 3,100 miles through 15 states.

70-year journey to find lost love ends with reunion for Korean War veteran

70-year journey to find lost love ends with reunion for Korean War veteran

The heartache of a Korean War veteran from Woodbine, Iowa, searching on Facebook for his lost love from Japan captured the hearts of people all over the world.

Hometown Hero: Joe Hobbs

Hometown Hero: Joe Hobbs

Valley Center resident Joe Hobbs is this week's 'Hometown Hero.'

Crowds honor WWII veterans at Normandy D-Day celebrations

Crowds honor WWII veterans at Normandy D-Day celebrations

On D-Day, Allied troops landed on the beaches code-named Omaha, Utah, Juno, Sword and Gold, carried by 7,000 boats. On that single day, 4,414 Allied soldiers lost their lives, 2,501 of them Americans.

Vietnam veteran in Kansas takes a step for every US soldier lost in the war

Vietnam veteran in Kansas takes a step for every US soldier lost in the war

William Elston planned to walk over 58,000 steps from Lawrence to Ottawa on Monday.

US will bring home and identify remains of unknown soldiers from only American cemetery in Africa

US will bring home and identify remains of unknown soldiers from only American cemetery in Africa

The US is set to bring home and identify the remains of unknown World War II soldiers from the only American cemetery in Africa

Sailors from sunken navy ship recognized as ‘buried at sea’ after 77 years

Sailors from sunken navy ship recognized as ‘buried at sea’ after 77 years

After 77 years, several Navy sailors have now been declared 'buried at sea'

Traveling Vietnam Wall brings visitors looking to honor service members’ sacrifices

Traveling Vietnam Wall brings visitors looking to honor service members’ sacrifices

While some people are celebrating Memorial Day weekend with cookouts, others are taking time to reflect on the holiday’s intended purpose

Reversing Trump, President Biden acts to deploy US troops to Somalia

Reversing Trump, President Biden acts to deploy US troops to Somalia

President Joe Biden on Monday signed an order to deploy U.S. troops to Somalia amid heightened concerns about the country’s Islamic extremist rebels, known as al-Shabab.

First Kansas Honor Flight trip of the year returns to Wichita

First Kansas Honor Flight trip of the year returns to Wichita

The Kansas Honor Flight is celebrating its tenth anniversary, and family and friends welcomed home veterans from the first trip of 2022 home Wednesday.

Young Navy sailor killed while protecting woman

Young Navy sailor killed while protecting woman

West Allis police say Castanon was hanging out with a few friends. One of the women was harassed by a man in a car while she was walking.

McConnell AFB evacuates aircraft ahead of severe weather

McConnell AFB evacuates aircraft ahead of severe weather

McConnell Air Force Base is evacuating aircraft on Friday as a precaution due to the possibility of severe weather impacting the Wichita area.

Kansas firefighter helps responders in Ukraine

Kansas firefighter helps responders in Ukraine

A war zone was nothing new to Derrick Rolfo. He's a former Marine who's served overseas. Now a firefighter in Johnson County, Kansas, he went into Ukraine with a new role; helping crews search for survivors amid devastation.

Relatives: Former US Marine killed fighting in Ukraine

Relatives: Former US Marine killed fighting in Ukraine

Rebecca Cabrera told CNN her son, Willy Joseph Cancel, 22, was killed Monday while working for a military contracting company that sent him to Ukraine.

‘This land is in blood’: A Ukraine village digs up the dead

‘This land is in blood’: A Ukraine village digs up the dead

On a quiet street lined with walnut trees was a cemetery with four bodies that hadn’t yet found a home.

Sikhs are suing the US Marine Corps for the right to wear their turbans and beards

Sikhs are suing the US Marine Corps for the right to wear their turbans and beards

Four Sikhs are suing the US Marine Corps over restrictions that effectively force them to choose between their career and their faith.

Marine Corps identifies 4 killed in NATO exercise crash

Marine Corps identifies 4 killed in NATO exercise crash

The U.S. Marine Corps has identified the four Marines who died when their Osprey aircraft crashed Friday night in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle during a NATO exercise.

All-Black women's World War II unit to be awarded Congressional Gold Medal

All-Black women's World War II unit to be awarded Congressional Gold Medal

President Joe Biden signed a bill into law on March 14 that awards a Congressional Gold Medal to the women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion.

More US troops deploy overseas in wake of Ukraine invasion

More US troops deploy overseas in wake of Ukraine invasion

U.S. soldiers continued to deploy Friday to Europe, joining thousands already sent overseas to support NATO allies amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

‘Very hectic’: US troops rush to Europe amid war in Ukraine

‘Very hectic’: US troops rush to Europe amid war in Ukraine

They had barely a week to prepare — getting medical screenings, making sure bills would be paid, arranging for relatives to care for children and pets — before marching with rucksacks and rifles onto a plane bound for Germany.

Fleeing to the border: Over 150,000 Ukrainians seek refuge

Fleeing to the border: Over 150,000 Ukrainians seek refuge

At least 150,000 people have fled Ukraine into Poland and other neighboring countries in the wake of the Russian invasion, the U.N. refugee agency said Saturday.

Kansas farmers face volatility with wheat prices due to Ukraine war

Kansas farmers face volatility with wheat prices due to Ukraine war

Local farmers are watching what is happening in Ukraine closely as both that country and Russia are major Wheat exporters. A prolonged war could have major impacts on prices and supply here.

Putin waves nuclear sword in confrontation with the West

Putin waves nuclear sword in confrontation with the West

The threat may have been empty, a mere baring of fangs by the Russian president, but it was noticed.