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The smell joined Jefferson Wiggins and members of his all-Black service unit as they tramped through the French countryside. The telltale foulness grew in the weeks following the Normandy invasion in June 1944. It became more constant as American soldiers pushed the Germans back through Belgium and into the Netherlands. This October morning, Wiggins stood on the edge of a freshly tilled field ...

Army Sgt. Dakota Miller surprised his children Wednesday, returning home a few days early from an overseas deployment and arriving at their sc…

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A century ago, a Canadian soldier launched a literary legacy when he adopted a black bear cub and named it after his hometown of Winnipeg. The soldier took the cub across the pond and eventually donated it to the London Zoo, where Winnie became the inspiration for the well-loved character. Today, Winnipeg’s Pavilion Gallery Museum, the centerpiece of Assiniboine Park, houses a permanent collection of Winnie the Pooh artifacts and memorabilia, including a painting by the book’s original illustrator. For now, while the border remains closed, consider rereading the classic or go on a teddy bear hunt in your neighborhood. More to explore:

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