World War II

Chance meeting led to stellar law enforcement career

William “Bill” Scott was born at home near Scott’s Corner in Newcastle on Auburn Folsom Road in 1924, the second of four children. The familiar landmark was named after his ...

Retirees recognize valorous World War II regiment

On Thursday afternoon Branch 37 of the Sons in Retirement (SIR) recognized four Japanese-American World War II veterans for their service in the 442nd Infantry Regiment. Decorated ...

Give peace a chance?

My father died March 7 of this year at 97 years old. He was a World War II D-Day veteran. As I was going through his personal photos of the June 6, 1944 Normandy invasion, I heard ...

Community Portrait: An Auburn elder cherishes relationships that endure

At 92 years, Ben Slater currently lives at Almond Gardens Elder Care in Auburn and is well liked by the other residents and staff. This story is sort of a love story, though Slate ...

A US Marine’s WWII memory

I want to totally concur with Terry Crouson’s comments about the Marines urinating on Taliban corpses (Journal, Jan. 15). I’m a World War II Marine Raider, 3rd Raider Battalion ...

Fellow World War II veterans meet for the first time

Nearly 70 years ago, Colonel Clarence “Bud” Anderson and Lt. Colonel Nelson “Bob” Cockrum assaulted enemy aircrafts in World War II together, but Wednesday the Auburn-area ...

Roseville vet remembers attacks at Pearl Harbor

Merl Resler was situated 120 feet above the deck of his ship manning an antiaircraft gun when he saw a Japanese fighter plane approaching the USS Arizona.Firing desperately at the ...

WWII home-front women soared

Out of chaos comes another great parade! My heart felt thanks to the parade committee, my Jeep guy, our parade escort for Entry Four, and to Jim Holmes for recognizing me at the Ar ...

Twist of fate reunites men 66 years on

In September of this year, my husband Andrew and I attended a monthly Navy League dinner meeting in Auburn. Sitting at our dinner table was a man named Luis and his daughter. While ...

Another View: Remembering heroes of war and at home

Watching on national news, I was proud that friends of mine, Northern California residents and WWII veterans Frank Kageta, Norm Kamada, Leo Hosoda and Jim Iso, were honored with fe ...

Buying American key to US prosperity

This is in response to Dave Hungerford’s letter of Oct. 3. Mr. Hungerford’s letter points out that government spending brought us out of the Great Depression. I believe this is ...

The right rewrites history for its benefit

I would like to clarify a few historic facts that no one has mentioned regarding how the United States got out of the first Great Depression. The only time we have ever had a middl ...

Pacifism doesn’t ensure peace

I’m sure the peace marchers are sincere in their beliefs (Journal, Sept. 22). In fact, I have never talked to anyone who wanted war. Saying you want peace does not accomplish it. ...

Spending creates deficits

Re: “Let’s do the numbers,” (Reader Input, Aug 1). Gary Vogt equated low tax rates as the precursor to the Depression, but from 1920 through 1930, under (presidents Calvin) C ...

Behind the signature

Bob and Ginny Mock Live in: Auburn, 12 years. Jobs: After Bob’s service as an Army Air Corps mechanic in World War II, both entered teaching. Bob served as principal of Linda Mar ...