World War II

Caves Used as Place to Hide Ammunition
A couple of years ago I did a story on the Piasa Bird in Alton, Illinois, which is five minutes from where I grew up. It's hard to believe, but I grew up there and didn't know that the caves next to the Bird were used for hiding ammunition during World War II...
Robert Jarvis: Hometown Hero
The following Hometown Hero was submitted by Bill Callahan
My uncle Bob Jarvis served in The U.S. Navy during World War II. He and his twin brother Dick enlisted in the Navy in 1942. They both went to boot camp and then trained as anti-aircraft gunners. At that point they were assigned different ship…