World War II veterans

Last-known surviving Mohawk Code Talker visits Buffalo

Aug 17, 2018
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

He is among the Native Americans who played a special role in World War II, serving as the famed Code Talkers. Louis Levi Oakes traveled to Buffalo to visit the Marine Corps League National Convention, which concludes Friday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A 93-year-old Buffalo man who served in the Pacific Theater of World War II is owed at least three decorations, says Senator Charles Schumer. On Tuesday, the federal lawmaker stood with George Watts and his family at the Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York, urging the United States Army to deliver those awards to a man that, according to the senator, was already subject to segregation as an African-American soldier.


Fading generation of World War II veterans

May 28, 2012
Photo from Rich Kellman's video

Memorial Day gives us reason to pause for those who died fighting for their country.

For war veterans who survived combat,  reflect on their battles.  But there is now an entire generation of war veterans who are fading away. 

In honor of our veterans we are rebroadcasting a special story that WGRZ-TV senior correspondent and WBFO & AM-970 news contributor Rich Kellman produced telling the story of some local World War two veterans.