World War II

Flags in New York City began flying at half-staff Monday, in honor of Roscoe C. Brown. He died Saturday at age 94 and was one of the last few "Red Tail" pilots, a subset of the Tuskegee Airmen. The Airmen were part of a grand experiment in racial integration that the Army reluctantly undertook.

The photograph has been ingrained in American culture since almost the moment it was taken — a steadfast presence in high school textbooks and an enduring symbol of U.S. perseverance. But it appears we've been wrong about Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize-winning image of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima, Japan, at least in one very important respect.

One of those six men has been misidentified for decades.

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The French government is making available for the first time more than 200,000 documents on the Vichy government, which collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.

Veterans Day is a day to celebrate the service, sacrifice and achievements of Americans who served our nation in uniform.  While you may know veterans from Vietnam and the most recent wars, there is a vanishing breed.  Texas Public Radio recently spoke with two veterans of the "Greatest Generation."

Ninety-two-year-old Fred Chapal still works every day for the Army at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.  But on June 6, 1944, D-Day, he was on a ship headed for Normandy and Utah Beach in the European Theater.

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