CROWN POINT | Area veterans from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and Afghanistan will attend a ceremony honoring Lt. Col. Matt Urban at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 23, courtesy of the Crown Point Silver Bells Chapter of the Polish National Alliance.
Before Sgt. Joshua Ashley left for his first combat deployment, his thoughts weren't centered on his own safety. The Marine K-9 handler was particularly concerned about his military working dog, Sirius.
INDIANAPOLIS | For the second year in a row, an Indiana state senator will miss the entire legislative session.
When future U.S. Army Cpl. Ben Kopp was just 8 years old, his heart was set on following in his great-grandfather's footsteps.
Gary native Robert McDonald will have a long, arduous road ahead of him should the U.S. Senate confirm him as the new head of the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform — scouts, firefighters and police as well as the military — traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history — and present. The current Ve…
On April 4, U.S. Marine Cpl. Brandon Garabrant updated his Facebook page as the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion left North Carolina's Camp Lejeune for Afghanistan.
WHITING | Baseball, hot dogs and support for the nation's veterans has become a tradition at the Whiting Oilmen's annual Veteran Benefit Night scheduled for Tuesday at Oil City Stadium.
The furor over the American POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to escalate. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on June 11 faced hostile questioning before the House Armed Services Committee. Members of Congress complained the White House broke the law by not consulting in advance
We should remember Staff Sgt. Richard Blakley of Plainfield. And Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith of Anderson, Spec. Gregory Paul Sanders of Hobart and Sgt. Craig A. Boling of Elkhart.
When I asked Cpl. Kyle Carpenter how possibly receiving the Medal of Honor might change his life, the young Marine responded the same way he did during a hellish battle in Afghanistan. He thought of others before himself.
WASHINGTON | The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.
World War II veterans are becoming scarce as we approach the 69th anniversary of what we call "The Greatest Generation." Each day the newspaper records the passing of more buddies and shipmates of what was once 16 million men and women in all branches of the services.
For every joyful image of a soldier embracing their family after a long deployment, we must not forget the flag-covered caskets returning home. On Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice miles away from their homes.
VALPARAISO | Elizabeth "Betty" Brier remembers brimming with patriotism seven decades ago, following in the footsteps of five brothers by enlisting in the military during World War II.
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's first bill in the Senate was the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2013. He has reintroduced the legislation this month. It's a good bill that shows compassion and support for the troops.
CHICAGO | A Chicago children's doctor killed in Afghanistan often told young medical trainees that the financial sacrifice was worth the privilege of helping the world's neediest patients, colleagues said Friday.
MUNSTER | Creating jobs, reducing the deficit and bringing troops home from Afghanistan rank among U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's top goals for the year.
VALPARAISO | The Forgotten War. The No-Win War. The "died for a tie" war.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich has joined Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's call for the state to help raze 10,000 abandoned buildings in the city. Those two voices need others locally to form a chorus of support for the effort.
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