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  • Sometime during 1991, Mullah Omar forms a new fundamentalist Islamic political and military movement by recruiting religious school students known as Taliban. In 1994, the group occupies Kandahar, southern Afghanistan’s largest city.

  • By the time the United States withdrew from what was then the lengthiest war in its history, the two men — Special Forces Capt. Floyd James Thompson and Alvarez — had become the longest-held American POWs.

  • On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops, supported by 700 warships and carried by 2,500 landing craft, assaulted a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast in an effort to push the Nazis out from occupied France and drive into Germany. Now, seven decades later, feted by still-thankful French residents, D-Day veterans, their families and friends, along with tourists and history buffs, will return to the invasion beaches to commemorate the Allies’ efforts and sacrifices.