World War II

LIC photographer to be honored by towns he helped liberate during WWII
LIC photographer to be honored by towns he helped liberate during WWII
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2013 at 1:41PM

ALAN CAPPER “I was one of those American soldiers who was put off the landing craft too soon when it was still over 10 feet of water. All around me men were drowning before they could get to the beach. We were carrying packs weighing 45 pounds, and a rifle weighing another 10. I sank [...]

Pol wants to rename Jamaica street in honor of Tuskegee Airmen
Pol wants to rename Jamaica street in honor of Tuskegee Airmen
Southeast Maggie Hayes 10/09/2013 at 1:35PM

The Tuskegee Airmen broke the race barrier as they flew through the skies and fought the enemy during World War II. Now, one southeast pol wants to honor them at home. The “Tuskegee Experiment” was developed in the 1940s by the Department of War to assess whether black men could function under pressure and operate [...]

Queensborough students connect with Korean ‘comfort women’
Queensborough students connect with Korean ‘comfort women’
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 2/02/2013 at 1:07PM

Ok Sun Lee was kidnapped by Japanese soldiers at age 15. She was raped on average 30 times a day. She spoke so history would not repeat itself. Korean “comfort women” recounted their tales of survival to a group of students at Queensborough Community College’s Kupferberg Holocaust Center. The survivors represent a small handful of [...]

Queens filmmaker memorializes uncle’s World War II experiences
Queens filmmaker memorializes uncle’s World War II experiences
News Alexa Altman 5/25/2012 at 12:45PM

Queens resident and military veteran Joe Reveman’s experiences during World War II are forever memorialized in a biographical film depicting his life as an active member of the United States Armed Forces. Filming began almost two years ago when Reveman’s nephew, Bryant Falk, proposed the idea for a documentary. Falk always enjoyed hearing his uncle’s [...]

World War II vet gets Purple Heart
World War II vet gets Purple Heart
News Queens Courier Staff 4/16/2012 at 7:26AM

Congressmember Bob Turner recently held a ceremony to honor 93-year-old World War II veteran Anton Dietrich Jr. of Richmond Hill, presenting him with the Purple Heart for his actions during the Battle of Sedjenane, Tunisia in 1943. The event, held at the Sgt. Edward R. Miller VFW Post 7336 in Richmond Hill, began with Disabled [...]

World War II vet awarded Bronze Star
News Melissa Chan 2/07/2012 at 11:44AM

A 91-year-old war veteran was recently awarded with the U.S. Army’s Bronze Star Medal. Arno Heller, a former sniper in World War II, was honored by Congressmember Bob Turner in a ceremony for the Rego Park native on February 3. “Mr. Heller is a prime example of a man who puts country before self,” Turner [...]

Borough President bestows honors
Borough President bestows honors
News Billy Rennison 1/25/2012 at 12:01PM

Besides celebrating Queens during her State of the Borough address, Borough President Helen Marshall honored a special few whose spirit and dedication have made the borough a better and safer place to live. Marshall reserved the end of her speech to recognize a handful of residents and workers who went above and beyond the call [...]

Remember Pearl Harbor
Letters Queens Courier Staff 12/09/2011 at 11:51AM

As we mark the 70th anniversary of the vicious and unprovoked attack by Japan against the United States at Pearl Harbor, we must never forget the over 2,000 soldiers and civilians who were killed that day. They did not die in vain. Four years later, in August of 1945, Japan finally capitulated and surrendered following [...]

Benefits for Veterans
News Ron Fatoullah 12/07/2011 at 11:22AM

Veterans with limited income who are permanently and totally disabled or 65 years or older may receive an improved pension. To receipt this benefit, the veteran must have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions and served 90 days or more of active duty, one day of which was during World War II, the Korean [...]