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Remembering Henderson County's D-Day casualties

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WWII veteran hits 1,600th workout at age 92

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Webb Van Dokkumburg, 92, a resident of Carolina Village and U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, has kept a day-by-day journal of his workouts for the past 13 years.   Read Story »

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Laurel Park honors Lt. Hubert M. Smith, a late casualty of WWI

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In a letter to his mother from the battlefield of World War I, Hubert M. Smith showed a wisdom beyond his years.   Read Story »

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Zeb Kilpatrick, a jumper in heroic POW liberation, dies at age 91

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Zeb Vance Kilpatrick Jr., who participated as a young U.S. Army paratrooper in the daring airborne raid that liberated a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines, died on Wednesday at the Elizabeth House at age 91.   Read Story »

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Eighth Air Force veterans remember Pearl Harbor

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The Eighth Air Force Historical Society met a week after Veterans Day, the national observation inspired by the surrender on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 to end “the war to end all wars.”   Read Story »

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JROTC captain stitches quilt for WWII hero

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Dudley Brown was cruising toward high school graduation in New Jersey in the winter of 1941. “There were three of us,” he said. “After Japan hit Pearl Harbor we said we’ve got to do something about this.”   Read Story »

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County to mark 70th anniversary of VE Day

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Henderson County will recognize the 70th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day throughout the week of May 3 through May 8.   Read Story »

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County to salute Battle of the Bulge

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On Dec. 16, 1944, 250,000 German troops attacked approximately 80,000  American troops along a thinly held line in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium. The German offensive, the last ditch Nazi offensive of World War II intended to overwhelm Allied ground forces, became known as the Battle of the Bulge.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

Family grateful WWII pilot was 'Not Forgotten'

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Capt. Ryan McCown, a U.S. Marine pilot shot down in the Pacific during World War II, lived on in the memory of his little brother, who lived on Page Farm Road at the foot of Tryon Mountain.   Read Story »

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Honor Flight thanks Greatest Generation's veterans

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The old soldiers arrived before sunup. Now in their late 80s and early to mid-90s, they don't sleep in.   Read Story »

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WWII brought strict price controls

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Unnecessary and costly regulations are a frequent and popular topic for discussion among small business owners in today's world.   Read Story »

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WWII: The hunt for Clark Gable

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In the fall of 1943 the film Gone with the Wind was still immensely popular and the musical Oklahoma had opened on Broadway in the spring.   Read Story »

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Oral history project to interview WWII veterans

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Researchers are seeking interviews with World War II veterans in Henderson County as part of a history project to collect and preserve the first-hand stories of veterans.   Read Story »

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