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Seal Beach veteran finally gets rewarded for heroic photographic service

What are the chances of two heroes from the Battle of Iwo Jima living in Seal Beach? Turns out they do. Two weeks ago, on...

Aunt Gertie and Navy Vet Eliezer

Aunt Gertie met Eliezer during a “Cheer Call” at the hospital this past holiday season. He had a very interesting story to tell. Eliezer Montesclaros...

Leisure World resident recalls the World War II Battle of Iwo...

Editor’s Note: Perhaps no battle in the history of the United States is more iconic than the victory over the Japanese in Operation Detachment...

Filmmakers use authentic nautical items from Sunset Beach business

A World War II movie being filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is using authentic Naval equipment purchased from Sunset Beach’s Antiques of the Sea....

Column: The fate of the telegraph operator

Perhaps you have seen some old “cowboy movies” showing a man transmitting a message using a telegraph “dot and dash” instrument, or something similar?? The...

Veterans Voices: Reflections of a soldier

Some people ask; most people refrain from asking, “What is a Soldier’s life really like?” Most Military Veterans are reluctant to talk about their time...

Veterans Voices: UNITED… NOT un-tied

In the English language, two of the five vowels A, E, I, O, U, are used in more words than others.  The “wrong”arrangement of...

Veterans’ Voices: James Jean Mueller, U. S. Navy, Motor Machinist Mate

“Landing Ship, Tank was the military designation for naval vessels created during World War II to support amphibious operations by carrying significant quantities of...

Veterans’ Voices: Jackie Voelkl was a member of WACS

Jackie Voelkl was a member of WACS More than 150,000 American women served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.  Members of...

WW II icon alive in ‘Spirit’

Long Beach City Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske made a promise to Edith Shain that she would do what she could to make certain that the...
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