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Did Polish jokes lead to mentality of overcaution

Maybe the reason America has become so overcautious is the Polish jokes often told in the 1960s and 1970s. The Polish joke was the predecessor...

Pearl Harbor survivor John Ballard celebrates his 100th birthday

John Ballard, a Pearl Harbor survivor and a Navy medic, turned 100 years old recently. The retired Navy chief petty officer can be found walking...

World War II veteran receives his diploma through Operation Recognition

RIVERSIDE – At the age of 95, World War II Army veteran Eliodoro “Lolo” Gonzalez of Hemet received something he never thought he could achieve –...

Community parades for Wildomar veteran’s 99th birthday

It’s been a long time since Harold “Dick” Handley’s had a chance to go outside. On Saturday night, May 23, he was able to...

Bones may be remains of lost Japanese internee

BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press SANTA MONICA (AP) — A skeleton recently found on California's second-highest mountain could be the remains of a Japanese-American man who...

Deep-sea explorers find sunken warship from key WWII battle

CALEB JONES Associated Press MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing...