Category: WW II

Eastern California Museum Offers a Treasure-Trove of Surprises

The town of Independence, California, on historic U.S. Highway 395 in the Owens Valley — bordered on the west by the Sierra Nevada and the east by the White Mountains — is so small you could blink and miss it. Travelers heading north tend to zip through the town and past its historic courthouse to…


Aging WW II Vets Share Stories With Next Generation

“Soldiering in Patton’s army was tough,” remembers 97-year-old Ernie Rabineau. “We called him ‘Old Blood and Guts.’ We needed people like that because Germany was a strong, powerful, and tough enemy.” Widowed for the past seven years, Ernie lives alone in a comfortable three-bedroom ranch-style home on a country road near Attica, Michigan. Ernie is…