World War II http://www.kplu.org en Two 'Monuments Men' Who Helped Preserve Art During WWII Hailed From Wash. State http://www.kplu.org/post/two-monuments-men-who-helped-preserve-art-during-wwii-hailed-wash-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The movie “The Monuments Men” spotlights a platoon of real-life U.S. soldiers who rescued artistic masterpieces from the Nazis during World War II.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Overall, there were approximately 350 men and women from 13 nations who fought to preserve art from the ravages of war.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two of them came from Washington state.</span></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 13405 at http://www.kplu.org Two 'Monuments Men' Who Helped Preserve Art During WWII Hailed From Wash. State Blitz, Boats, and Buchenwald: One Seattle Veteran's Story http://www.kplu.org/post/blitz-boats-and-buchenwald-one-seattle-veterans-story <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Norma </span>Strecker’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> birthday comes just three days before Veterans Day, and this year, she’s turning 92.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seven decades have passed since she was serving in the U.S. Army, drawing maps of France to be used by Allied troops in the coming invasion. She spent five months in London, under nightly bombing by the Germans during the so-called “Little Blitz.”</span></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:42:57 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 10943 at http://www.kplu.org Blitz, Boats, and Buchenwald: One Seattle Veteran's Story Tuskegee airman G. Hickman dies in Seattle at 88 
 http://www.kplu.org/post/tuskegee-airman-g-hickman-dies-seattle-88 <p></p><p>George Hickman, one of the original Tuskegee airmen and a longtime usher at University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks game, has died at age 88.</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:22:11 +0000 The Associated Press 6024 at http://www.kplu.org Tuskegee airman G. Hickman dies in Seattle at 88