World War II

Oldest known WWII veteran dies at 112

The oldest World War II veteran has died today at the age of 112. Lawrence Brooks had just celebrated his birthday in September. He was born in Norwood, Louisiana in 1909 as…

WWII Museum to observe 76th anniversary of D-Day on Saturday

The National WWII Museum will commemorate the 76th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on Saturday, and will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its opening as The National D-Day Museum in 2000. Following its Congressional designation as The National WWII Museum…

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Tomorrow marks the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. An attack that led to the U.S. formal entry into World War II, a military action that would change our country forever. Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked the…

WWII Veteran honored at ‘Bells across America’ ceremony

One special World War II veteran was in attendance at today’s ‘Bells across America’ ceremony. Ninety-six year-old Paul Haplea is a retired seaman 1st class. He was assigned to the 62nd Seabees during WWII. He landed on Iwo Jima during…

World War II boat will dock in Bay St. Louis

For two days only PT-305, the only fully restored and operational combat-veteran patrol-torpedo boat in existence, will dock in the Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor. This special opportunity brings this piece of living WWII history to Mississippi for the first…

Wings of Freedom Tour

The Wings of Freedom Tour is a tour to honor the sacrifices made by our veterans who allow us to enjoy our freedom. With more than 2,900 airport visits across the country, Gulfport-Biloxi International was next on their list. It’s…

Coast veterans visit National WWII Museum

In honor of Veterans Day approaching, today the Riemann Family Funeral Home took a group of veterans to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. For the seventh year in a row, veterans on the Coast shared laughs,…

PLANE DONATED TO MISSISSIPPI HERITAGE AVIATION MUSEUM

The Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum received a new piece of history last night that will be put on display in Gulfport. President of the board, Francisco Gonzales is donating a 1963 Cessna Skymaster 336 airplane, that will eventually be painted…

Beau Rivage Casino honors WWII heroes

It’s not every day you get to meet a war hero. Today, more than a hundred people at the Beau Rivage Casino banded together for a special event honoring two World War II survivors and heroes. Eighty members of the…

Remembering D-Day

It’s been 74 years since the massive military operation that was a turning point in World War II. Decision Day or D-Day was June 6th, 1944 when allied forces led by the United States and Great Britain landed on the…

Battle of Midway Ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base

In June of 1942, the U.S. Navy overpowered the Japanese in the Battle of Midway, a battle which still has an impact 76 years later. Tuesday morning on Keesler Air Force Base, the Center for Naval Aviation Training Unit held…

Looking back on D-Day and the Battle of Midway

The sixth day of June will forever be associated with one of the most important military operations of all time: D-Day. Seventy-three years ago, the Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, experiencing nearly 10,000 causalities as they began the…

Four Chaplains Honored at Long Beach Ceremony

American Legion Post 1995 wants us to remember four honorary chaplains who gave their lives for others during World War II. Post 1995 held a ceremony in Long Beach this afternoon, joining other posts across the nation for the first…

South Mississippi Veterans Visit WWII Museum

About 200 veterans from South Mississippi were taken back in time as they paid a visit to the World War II Museum in New Orleans. It’s an event put on every year by Riemann Family Funeral Homes. News 25’s Kristen…