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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Commentary: Readers should give Muslim column a chance

    Can't some of your readers get enough of bashing and trashing Muslim Americans? You have a seemingly innocuous columnist writing about her experience as a Muslim (Mona Shadia) and getting a full onslaught of hate mail from narrow-minded bigots, of...
  • Willard Clark Fonda

    Willard Clark Fonda
    Willard Clark Fonda Pebble Beach ~ Willard Clark Fonda, fondly known as "Bill", passed away peacefully on February 18th, at the age of 91 with his beloved family holding vigil.  Born in Seattle, WA on June 14, 1920, he was a proud father, grandfather,...
  • Mesa Musings: Air base brought us together

    Mesa Musings: Air base brought us together
    I was privileged to attend the 36th Santa Ana Army Air Base (SAAAB) reunion Feb. 25 at Orange Coast College. The event, which OCC has hosted annually since the reunion's inception in 1977, celebrated the 70th anniversary of the base's opening in 1942....
  • John M. Belanger

    Obituary John M. Belanger, beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather, was born February 20, 1932 in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada. He passed away peacefully at home in Newport Beach, California, after a courageous battle with diabetes. He left us on February...
  • Community & Clubs: Eight feted for their consistent service

    Editor's note: Eight locals were inducted into the Community & Clubs Hall of Fame during a luncheon in their honor June 17 at American Legion Post 291 in Newport Beach. Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach emceed the event, while Daily Pilot columnist...
  • Dr. James McKitterick III

    Dr. James McKitterick III Dr. James McKitterick III was born November 22, 1926, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and went to be with the Lord on June 14, 2011. He attended Kansas State University where he graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He...
  • The Crowd: Bond brings out the music lovers

    The Pacific Symphony's pops series producers billed the evening, "The Music of Bond. James Bond." Led by celebrated guest conductor Carl Davis, the symphony performed theme songs from the movies based on the thrillers Ian Fleming penned as part of a...
  • James Alfred Cate

    James  Alfred Cate
    James  Alfred Cate  1918 – 2011 Jim, a fourth generation Californian, was born in Earlimart.  His father was Leroy Cate and his Mother Martha Noell.  The family moved to Los Angeles when Jim was very young. At age 19 Jim graduated from UCLA’...
  • The Bell Curve: Born on the Fourth of July

    The Bell Curve: Born on the Fourth of July
    Editor's note: Retired Daily Pilot columnist Joseph N. Bell has written a special column to mark his 90th birthday, which falls on Independence Day. As a young boy watching the Fourth of July parade in the county-seat town of Decatur, Ind., the...
  • Joseph Peterson

    Joseph Peterson
    Joseph Peterson, age 89, loving father and husband and dedicated community volunteer, died peacefully at home in Newport Beach surrounded by his family, June 28, 2011. Joe loved watching sports, playing golf, and firing up the bar-b-cue.  After serving in...
  • Dorothy Ann Young

    Dorothy Ann Young
    Obituary Dorothy Ann Young, 86, passed away on June 30, 2011, peacefully in her bed with family close at hand.  All of her children were able to visit with her in the hours before her passing. Born in San Francisco to Harold and Evelyn Sell on Sept 23,...
  • On Theater: Britain rules in NTAC's 33rd season

    The British are coming — to the Newport Theatre Arts Center next season. Of the six productions just announced for NTAC 33rd season, four of them have their origins in what is now officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...