Memorial Day: Monkton couple served in World War II

Roger and Helen Layn were among the Addison County residents who served their country during World War II; Roger as a B-17 pilot, and Helen as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps. 

Memorial Day: WWII veteran numbers shrink to just a few

When Alan Smith became adjutant of Bristol American Legion Post 19 around 25 years ago, there were more than 200 World War II veterans on the organization’s membership roster.

Memorial dedicated to those lost on submarine

At the Veteran Administration in White River Junction there is a distinct memorial dedicated to the Submarine USS Flier, formally classified as SS 250. The ship was lost during World War II.

Letter to the editor: The rest of the post-war story

After World War II America did not just go home with their “spoils of war.”

Local family reunited with World War II Purple Heart

During the summer of 1945, an Allied victory over Japan seemed imminent enough that Frank Darling, 55, of Caldwell, Idaho, felt the urge to celebrate in advance.

WWII vet shares his experiences with students

After a full year of studying religion, the students at the North Branch School experienced a rare and special gift in the person of George Jaeger, 95, of Middlebury.Jaeger, a retired Foreign Service Officer and former Diplomat in Residence at Middlebury … (read more)

Letter to the editor: ‘Liberty Ships’ played pivotal role in winning WWII

After reading the narration of the journey of the Liberty Ship SS Nathanael Greene I was inspired to add some facts about Liberty Ships and the vital role they played toward the victory of World War II. I referred to a book I have, authored by Jean-Pieree … (read more)

Victor Nuovo: FDR and the Second World War

Editor’s note: This is the 63rd in a series of essays on the history and meaning of the American political tradition. The Second World War began on Sept. 1, 1939, and lasted for six years and a day. It ended on Sept. 2, 1945, with the surrender of Japan; … (read more)