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70 years after Hiroshima: Perspectives on the atomic bomb

Seventy years ago today, during the final stages of World War II, the United States military dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. American newspaper headlines heralded the bomb as a military triumph and scientific breakthrough. Without question, it was both. On the ground in Japan, it also was a horrific, fiery event the likes of which the world had never seen. Here are reflections on Hiroshima from several Lawrence community members. By Sara Shepherd

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Members of Lawrence retirement community start veterans group to share war stories

Once a month, a group of Presbyterian Manor residents gather at the Lawrence retirement community to swap stories of serving in World War II, whether they were dodging kamikaze pilots or being held as prisoners of war.

Taking the beach at Normandy a ‘pure miracle’

In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, this week we are publishing historic columns from noted war correspondent Ernie Pyle, courtesy of Scripps Howard.

Kansas honor flights halted after money goes missing

As many as 100 World War II veterans missed their chance to travel to Washington to see their war's memorial after about $110,000 disappeared from a Kansas nonprofit that organized free trips for them.

'Band of Brothers' honored on D-Day anniversary

With World War II-era military planes darting overhead and Normandy's Utah Beach visible in the distance, a bronze statue emerged from beneath a camouflage parachute, in tribute to a man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television series "Band of Brothers."

Senate passes bill honoring Frankfort soldiers

A bill to honor 37 servicemen from a small northeast Kansas town who died in World War II is headed to Gov. Sam Brownback for his signature.

Pearl Harbor attack remembered at 70th anniversary, as survivors group disbands

About 120 survivors of the Pearl Harbor bombing commemorated the Japanese attack and the thousands who lost their lives that day 70 years ago by observing a moment of silence on Wednesday.

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For local Japanese-American artist, time spent in internment camps fueled a lifetime of work

For Roger Shimomura, the time he spent in an internment camp during World War II has influenced his entire life and his acclaimed art.

Pearl Harbor survivors return to ships after death

Lee Soucy decided five years ago that when he died he wanted to join his shipmates killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

As number of Pearl Harbor veterans dwindles, area survivors hope to keep lessons of history alive

Two area residents are among a handful of living Kansans who can give firsthand accounts what happened that day. They are part of a dying breed who lived through both the shock of the initial attack and the aftermath and horror of seeing fellow sailors who had died or were injured.