In 1974, a young Xenia, Ohio, resident sweeps the slab of a house that was destroyed in a tornado that struck the town April 3. AP hide caption

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Manning in 1945. She and dozens of other nurses were freed by U.S. forces earlier that year. U.S. Army Signal Corps hide caption

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Herman Boudreau served in the U.S. Army in World War II, then rose to the rank of command sergeant major in the Maine Army National Guard. Courtesy of the Boudreau family hide caption

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George Porter, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, at his home in Sacramento, Calif., in 2007. Porter joined the armed forces in 1942 and served as a crew chief, squadron inspector and flight engineer with the Army Air Forces and the Air Force. Paul Kitagaki Jr. /MCT/Landov hide caption

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After serving in World War II, Tad Nagaki returned to Nebraska to farm corn, beans and sugar beets. Courtesy of Mary Previte hide caption

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On June 5, 1944, Jake McNiece (right) led a group of paratroopers in World War II. After he shaved his head and painted his face before dropping behind German lines for D-Day, the look caught on with his men. U.S. Military hide caption

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A memorial outside Paris honors members of the Lafayette Squadron, which was started by a group of young American men in 1914 who wanted to fight for France when World War I broke out. The U.S. had not yet entered the war. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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With the exception of one cassette connector, this is the Apple-1 as it was delivered to Fred Hatfield. The user was responsible for finding a monitor and keyboard for the early computer that recently sold at auction for $671,000. Courtesy of Fred Hatfield hide caption

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Paratrooper William John McLean II died on his son's second birthday. William McLean III is now 70. Courtesy of William McLean III hide caption

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