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May 28, 1990 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX
In Southern California, Memorial Day marks the start of a sacred tradition: the beach season. Beer and Coppertone and wine coolers. Across the nation, it is a day of rest, of barbecues, of swimming pool glare. But it was not always so. The custom of decorating the graves of war dead with flowers started in Waterloo, N.Y., about a year after the Civil War ended.
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October 14, 1989 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A quiet man, 94-year-old Bill Martin rarely talked about the four days he spent during World War I in the Battle of the Argonne Forest, when shrapnel from an exploding artillery shell tore off his left heel and left him disabled for the next 71 years. Martin never received the Purple Heart to which he was entitled for injury in battle, or a ribbon for the Army campaign. And he never joined a veteran's organization.
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August 29, 1987 | MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writer
A Southern California group of Turkish-Americans has launched a campaign to defeat proposed legislation that would have California schoolchildren learn about the Armenian genocide during World War I. The American-Turkish Assn. of Southern California and its parent national organization, the Assembly of Turkish-Armenian Assns.
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January 19, 1991 | ALLISON SAMUELS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For World War I veteran Ben Rosencranz, the television news broadcasts showing Israelis donning gas masks are a grim reminder of his two years on the battlefield, when wearing a gas mask was a part of his everyday survival. Rosencranz, 98, an Army corporal in World War I, said the news from the Persian Gulf brings back vivid memories of the smell of mustard gas in the trenches, and the pain of the men who fell victim to it.
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November 12, 1998 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the 80th anniversary of the end of World War I, the French consul general in Los Angeles summoned two American veterans to his Beverly Hills residence Wednesday to honor them for fighting for his country's freedom. Consul Guy Yelda pinned the French Legion of Honor on Albert Willard, 101, of Sherman Oaks and Fred Roberts, 102, of Temple City. "Today, France wishes to express its gratitude," Yelda told the veterans in a ceremony attended by their families, friends and others.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2013 | By Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times
Thomas Keneally has always been a novelist who writes and lives in the big sweep of epic history. He took on the end of the First World War in "Gossip From the Forest," the U.S. Civil War in "Confederates," and the Eritrean War of Independence in "To Asmara. " He won the Booker Prize for "Schindler's List," his account of one good German saving lives during the Holocaust. In "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith," he told a story of racism and violence set amid his native Australia's founding as an independent nation in 1901.
WORLD
September 9, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday kept up the Obama administration's push for international support of a military strike on Syria and reassured Britain that Washington had “no better partner” in the world despite the British government's decision not to participate in any armed reprisal against Damascus. With a cliffhanger vote to endorse a military strike looming in Congress, Kerry insisted that the United States was under “no illusions” about a military solution to the Syrian conflict, and that diplomacy was the only path to a resolution.
NEWS
April 22, 1987 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
Amid the craters, the barbed wire and the endless parapets, a flock of starlings darted over the battlefield, surveying the wreckage of war that stretched to the horizon and beyond. The piece of windswept, uninhabited earth seven miles east of the Iraqi port city of Basra fell to Iranian forces earlier this month at a horrific cost in human lives that has become the trademark of the 6 1/2-year-old Persian Gulf War.
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December 26, 1996 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You don't stop living, Ikhel would say years later, because of war and bloodshed and tragedy. During the Second World War, when they were soldiers who fell in love at first sight, he and Riva never thought about what was going to happen tomorrow. They just lived. And after the fighting was over, when they learned whom the Nazis had murdered, what could they do but keep on living?
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