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Iraq War

Wounded warrior pedaling for 2016 Paralympic Games

Wounded warrior pedaling for 2016 Paralympic Games

Jeffrey "Scott" Martin was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marines and served three tours of duty in Iraq.

July 14, 2014 10:00 pm

Iraq war was waste of time, treasure human lives

The Iraq war was a loss and waste of our own loved ones, a loss of billions of dollars in time and equipment, a war our president jumped into, without consulting our own government, a jump where no weapons of mass destruction were found.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: We never learned the lessons of Vietnam

BRIAN HOWEY: We never learned the lessons of Vietnam

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.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
Who should fight America's wars?

Who should fight America's wars?

A retired U.S. Army colonel, who grew up in Lake County, believes America’s perpetual wars for an ever elusive peace in the post-Vietnam era are due in part to the nation’s all-volunteer military.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Lookingglass Theatre marks 25th Anniversary with "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

OFFBEAT: Lookingglass Theatre marks 25th Anniversary with "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 09, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Final weekend to see moving and heartfelt 'Freshly Fallen Snow' at Chicago Dramatists

OFFBEAT: Final weekend to see moving and heartfelt 'Freshly Fallen Snow' at Chicago Dramatists

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 27, 2012 12:00 am

Workshop to focus on health problems of returning war veterans

CROWN POINT | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich will sponsor a presentation meant to help civilians and law enforcement understand mental health problems experienced by veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

September 25, 2012 5:00 pm
Family, friends host benefit in memory of Lansing Marine killed in Iraq

Family, friends host benefit in memory of Lansing Marine killed in Iraq

LANSING | Saturday’s afternoon thunderstorms cooled the air, but not the camaraderie at the second annual Lance Cpl. Philip J. Martini Memorial Benefit at J.J. Kelley’s Restaurant in Pub.

July 14, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Michigan City to honor Iraq War veterans with parade

MICHIGAN CITY | Iraq War veterans from Michigan City and surrounding areas will be honored with a parade this summer.

April 08, 2012 7:00 pm
South Haven soldier gets warm welcome home from family, friends

South Haven soldier gets warm welcome home from family, friends

PORTAGE | Army Sgt. 1st Class Chuck Litzkow's family and friends gathered at Portage American Legion Post 260 on Sunday to celebrate.

January 29, 2012 8:25 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Peace on Earth requires effort

The message of peace on Earth, proclaimed two millennia ago, came as welcome news. The world was at war then, and the angels proclaimed their message in an occupied land.

December 25, 2011 12:00 am
Local soldiers come home from war as part of troop withdrawal from Iraq

Local soldiers come home from war as part of troop withdrawal from Iraq

Indiana National Guard Pfc. John Wilson, 20, returned from Iraq last month as part of the U.S. withdrawal of troops from that war zone. The Hammond man joined the military after graduating from Morton High School in Hammond.

December 18, 2011 12:00 am
VIDEO: Adjusting to life after Iraq tour

VIDEO: Adjusting to life after Iraq tour

Tom Horn, a member of the Indiana National Guard and a Valparaiso police officer, is back home after his recent tour in Iraq.

December 16, 2011 12:00 am
Local soldiers come home from war as part of troop withdrawal from Iraq

Local soldiers come home from war as part of troop withdrawal from Iraq

Joy Wilson had to pinch herself in October when President Barack Obama declared an end to the Iraq war and announced all U.S. troops would be home by year's end.

December 15, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Interactive: Overview of the Iraq war

Learn more about the 9-year war in Iraq as America prepares to withdrawal from the conflict.

December 12, 2011 11:51 am
Local soldiers come home from war as part of troop withdrawal from Iraq

Local soldiers come home from war as part of troop withdrawal from Iraq

Indiana National Guard Pfc. John Wilson, of Hammond, stayed in contact with his mother through voice and video computer technology while serving in Iraq. His mother, Joy Wilson, said he kept the talks positive. "He kept a lot of it quiet," she said. "He's a great kid." He returned last month.

December 08, 2011 1:51 pm
Local soldiers come home from war as part of troop withdrawal from Iraq

Local soldiers come home from war as part of troop withdrawal from Iraq

Indiana National Guard Pfc. John Wilson, of Hammond, arrived home from Iraq last month, in time for Thanksgiving dinner with his mother's extended family.

December 08, 2011 1:19 pm
Injured Ill. soldier pens biography

Injured Ill. soldier pens biography

Bryan Anderson points to a 9/11 painting he won in an auction at his home in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Anderson has written a book titled "No Turning Back" that details his enlisting in the Army and receiving a deployment date of Sept. 11, 2001, serving two tours in Iraq, driving over a roadside…

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Thank God for the end of our Iraq lie

BRIAN HOWEY: Thank God for the end of our Iraq lie

President Barack Obama announced recently that U.S. troops will be leaving Iraq by year's end.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am
After 9/11, soldiers who return home fight personal wars on U.S. soil

After 9/11, soldiers who return home fight personal wars on U.S. soil

GARY | When Master Sgt. Duane Haney left for Iraq in 2004, the military base in Georgia had a memorial garden with four trees -- one for each soldier killed in combat in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001.

September 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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