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Lt. Gerald Berry of Clearwater flew one of the planes that transported paratroopers behind enemy lines on D-Day. He was honored with eight other WWII vets during a ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base.
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Nine World War II veterans were honored Thursday in a ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.


Now 97, Navy Veteran Recalls 1941 Attack On Pearl Harbor

Dec 7, 2018
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Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands.

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.

This is citrus harvesting season in Florida, where oranges make up the largest part of an industry that contributes $8 billion a year to the state economy. Yet, few know that the citrus business owes much of its success to the U.S. military.

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Scholars from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum are in Sarasota Tuesday night to help connect victims and their families to the past. 

Konner Ross / Courtesy of the Chalcraft Family

Army Private Leo Kenneth Chalcraft was a green-eyed, brown-haired teen from St. Petersburg, FL when he was killed in action in World War II.  

It happened just six days after his 19th birthday.

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The Liberty Foundation invited members of the media to Tampa Executive airport to get the chance of a lifetime to fly in a Boeing B-17 that was used in the movie "Memphis Belle."

This P-51 Mustang will be available for rides at Tampa Executive Airport this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, rides will be open to the public at the airport, located near the Florida State Fairgrounds.

If that's a bit steep for your wallet, there will be be free ground tours in the afternoon.