• In this  Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, Norwood Thomas, holds up a photo of with Joyce Morris at his home in Virginia Beach, Va. Thomas  is embarking on a 10,500-mile journey to Australia to visit Morris.  She was the 93-year-old World War II veteran's wartime girlfriend.   (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)  MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    WWII vet begins journey to reunite with wartime girlfriend

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 93-year-old World War II veteran is embarking on a 10,500-mile journey to Australia to visit his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart.

  • Return of Purple Heart from WWII turns up missing family

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Purple Heart awarded to a soldier from New Hampshire killed in World War II’s Battle of the Bulge that turned up recently after a woman’s death has brought together two branches of a family that never knew of the other’s existence.