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BOB HEISSE: Korean War vets' stories worth seeing

BOB HEISSE: Korean War vets' stories worth seeing

One by one, videos of Korean War veterans from our region are being added to the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Vets reunited by The Times honored at Veterans Day luncheon

Vets reunited by The Times honored at Veterans Day luncheon

MUNSTER | Two local veterans reunited by The Times' Korean War Veterans History Project were the guests of honor Monday at a Veterans Day luncheon hosted by Hartsfield Village.

November 11, 2013 6:34 pm Photos

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"It was the best thing in the world for me to start my life."

"It was the best thing in the world for me to start my life."

Korean War veteran Joe Pupillo talks about his service time in Korea.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
Veteran: Friend's death in Korea shaped his life forever

Veteran: Friend's death in Korea shaped his life forever

Joe Pupillo made a promise to God on a frigid battlefield in Korea 63 years ago that he believes saved his life and brought peace to the family of a fallen comrade.

November 10, 2013 10:45 pm Video Photos

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Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Ted Erceg spent 63 years wondering if the boy who grew up a block away in Gary's Kirk Yard neighborhood made it out of the Korean War alive.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Korean War veterans reunite after 63 years

Korean War veterans reunite after 63 years

Childhood friends Ted Erceg and Joe Pupillo grew up a block apart in the Kirk Yard neighborhood of Gary, Indiana. The two joined the armed forces during the Korean War and even shared a chance encounter as their battalions headed toward Wonsan on Oct. 20, 1950.But, since that day in Korea, E…

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Korean War vets Ted Erceg, left, and Joe Pupillo reminisce after meeting for the first time after more than 60 years. The two grew up in Gary.

November 05, 2013 5:33 pm
Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Korean War vets Ted Erceg, left, and Joe Pupillo meet for the first time after more than 60 years. The two grew up in Gary.

November 05, 2013 5:30 pm
Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Korean War vet Ted Erceg gets emotional when thinking about the last time he saw his friend Joe Pupillo 63 years ago. The two finally reunited Tuesday in Crown Point.

November 05, 2013 5:32 pm
Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

A tear runs down Korean War vet Joe Pupillo's cheek as he reminisces with his long-lost friend and fellow vet Ted Erceg.

November 05, 2013 5:31 pm
Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Korean War vets Ted Erceg, left, and Joe Pupillo meet for the first time after more than 60 years. The two grew up in Gary.

November 05, 2013 5:29 pm
Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Korean War vets Joe Pupillo, left, and Ted Erceg exchange contact information after meeting for the first time after more than 60 years. The two grew up in Gary.

November 05, 2013 5:31 pm
Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Korean War vets Ted Erceg, left, and Joe Pupillo met for the first time after more than 60 years. The two grew up in Gary.

November 05, 2013 5:31 pm
Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Korean War vets Ted Erceg, left, and Joe Pupillo reminisce after meeting for the first time after more than 60 years. The two grew up in Gary.

November 05, 2013 5:29 pm
Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Korean War vets Ted Erceg, left, and Joe Pupillo reminisce after meeting for the first time after more than 60 years. The two grew up in Gary.

November 05, 2013 5:30 pm
Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Korean War vets Joe Pupillo, left, and Ted Erceg reminisce after meeting for the first time after more than 60 years. The two grew up in Gary.

November 05, 2013 5:30 pm
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