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Stories with subject: Prisoners of war
  • Japan's views of WWII history rankles some US veterans 
    Updated: Apr-25-15 3:06 am

    WASHINGTON - Lester Tenney endured three hellish years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but with the passing of decades and repeated visits, he's made peace with his former enemy. Yet as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to address Congress next week, in the 70th anniversary year of the war's end, something rankles the U.S. military veteran about Japan's attitude toward its past.

  • Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of 'deadly mistakes' story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-15 12:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - U.S. investigators took months to piece together evidence that led to the conclusion that drone strikes had killed two Western hostages and two Americans who worked for al-Qaida, U.S. officials said Friday.

  • Air Force Academy to honor its 33 graduates who were POWs 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 9:52 am

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado - The Air Force Academy is honoring its 33 graduates who have been held as prisoners of war.

  • Work to begin on original Elmira Civil War POW camp building 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 9:34 am

    ELMIRA, New York - As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, a historical group in upstate New York is preparing to reconstruct the only surviving building from the Civil War prisoner-of-war camp in Elmira.