The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel. The bag contained of bomb shrapnel, roughly two handfuls, that Mr Brown had been carrying around for 60 years
World War II army veteran Kenneth Porwoll of Roseville was photographed in 1946 after surviving the 1942 Bataan Death March and a year sentence in a Japanese POW camp in the Philippines. Porwoll died at age 93 on Veterans Day
This photo of Muriel Phillips Engelman, a Jewish-American Army nurse, was taken during the Battle of the Bulge when the Germans were 10 miles away from her location in a tent hospital (general). Her story is featured in Women Heroes of World War II:
War rescue dog Rip rescuing a trapped victim from a bombed building in Poplar, London, U. Rip was a stray dog who became a World War II hero after being found homeless and starving in a bombing raid in London.