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ReporterNearly 67 years after World War II, a local soldier is recognized. Joe Johnson has been honored for his service by the U.S. government several times. Monday, he was recognized by France at The Glebe retirement community in Botetourt County. A...
ReporterMore than 60 years after his service in World War II, Roanoker Charles Easter has received the Bronze Star he earned in Europe. Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte presented the medal to Easter during a brief ceremony Thursday morning at Goodlatte'...
reporterA Roanoke veteran is about to celebrate a unique milestone. It was nearly 67-year-old ago, Leo Waterman was captured and held in a Nazi prison camp. Waterman was a pilot and 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps. He was shotdown on August 6, 1944. He...
Weekend Anchor/ReporterA World War II Veteran, who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, was laid to rest on Friday. Warren Rucker Woodford, better known as Woody, was many things to many people during his life, but it's his patriotism and service to country that left...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterThe Greenbrier opened in 1913 as luxury resort, but it closed during World War Two to hold prisoners of war. The government called on the Greenbrier again in the late 1950's when it wanted to build a secret fallout shelter for Congress. It was...
The pilot of a World War II-era plane has died after it crashed and burst into flames at a West Virginia air show Saturday in Martinsburg. No spectators were reported injured. The crash comes a day after a stunt pilot in Nevada crashed at an air show...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The family of Elmon T. Gray says the former Virginia state senator has died at age 86. He had battled cancer and had moved to Richmond following the death of his wife, Pamela, last November. Gray was a Navy veteran during World...
ReporterThe underwater images are impressive. High definition video of World War II shipwrecks teeming with sea life; vessels that haven't seen the surface in almost 70 years. The most famous battles of World War II were fought in places like Normandy and...
ReporterThousands of golf fans will travel to White Sulphur Springs this week for the Greenbrier Classic. The tournament is only in its second year, but the resort where it's held is steeped in history. "There's this depth of history here that I don't think...
Tags: U.S. Army, History, Golf, Greenbrier Classic, Sports
ReporterAt first glance, Earl Baker looks like your typical old man but if you thought that, you'd be wrong. Earl Baker helped saved the world nearly 70 years ago, and the Distinguished Flying Cross he's holding is testament to that. Baker told News 7 "it is...
Tags: France, Human Interest, Germany, Armed Conflicts, Leesburg
Multimedia JournalistIt's seven-feet tall, weighs more than 4-tons, is made out of black stone from China but lives in Clifton Forge. A ten-thousand dollar monument was unveiled on Veterans Day in Veterans Park. Veterans Park already has a monument but it only honors...
CHATHAM, Va. (AP) -- Retired Virginia Supreme Court Justice William Carrington Thompson has died. Thompson died Saturday at his home in Chatham, according to Scott Funeral Home. He was 95. A Scott Funeral Home representative said that a private...
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