The last time Ernie Corvese set foot on Omaha Beach, he spent 12 hours pinned down by German artillery. Much of that time he spent face-down and motionless, hoping he wouldn’t attract a sniper. Today, as Corvese prepares to return to Normandy for the first time since he arrived on D-Day with his Naval Combat […]

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By Bob Kerr On the day after D-Day, the captain told Leo Heroux to ask the French farmer to move his cows from the field. It was no problem for Leo, who learned in English and in French at Notre Dame School and Sacred Heart Academy in Central Falls. So he talked to the farmer, […]

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By Antonio Olivo The weather over Arlington National Cemetery was sunny and clear, similar to the day in 1942 when Richard Cole helped change the course of American history as one of James H. Doolittle’s “Raiders” during World War II. As he stood before the grave of his former commander, the 98-year-old ex-pilot who helped […]

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The World War II Foundation and Tim Gray Media have been nominated for 5 New England Emmy Awards. The official announcement was made by the Boston/New England regional chapter last night. “A Promise to my Father” was nominated in the Oustanding Documentary category. “Promise” was also nominated in the Outstanding Program Writer category (Tim Gray). […]

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The World War II Foundation, in collaboration with the family of the late Damon “Rocky” Gause of Jefferson, GA, announces plans for a one-hour documentary film to chronicle the story of Gause’s escape from the Japanese in World War II. “With the blessing of Rocky’s widow, Ruth Gause Carter, we are privileged to be able […]

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Kingston, RI-February 13, 2014- The World War II Foundation is very pleased to announce that Emmy Award-winning actor Damian Lewis (Homeland, Band of Brothers) has agreed to become the Global Spokesperson for the 501c3 mission of the foundation. Lewis is best known for his role as Major Richard D. Winters in HBO’s Band of Brothers. […]

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Kingston, Rhode Island (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 American Public Television has awarded a National Programming Excellence award to the Rhode Island-based World War II Foundation for its series of documentary films chronicling the personal stories of the WWII generation. The award is the highest honor given to an organization or production company that provides APT […]

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It’s another one of those stories that you would think came from the fanciful Hollywood writer: Paratroopers land behind enemy lines; enemy opens fire; paratroopers and enemy wounded are strewn about the village; two medics run out of an old church, drag the wounded from both sides into the church and save their lives. As […]

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