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MARC CHASE: Region 'angel' spreads wings at Hell's Half Acre

MARC CHASE: Region 'angel' spreads wings at Hell's Half Acre

With a bullet in his rib cage, another in his arm and men dying all around him, Valparaiso's Col. Isaac Suman was in the virtual depths of hell.

June 21, 2014 6:19 pm Video Photos

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New Civil War grave marker honors storied stand of Valparaiso colonel

New Civil War grave marker honors storied stand of Valparaiso colonel

VALPARAISO | A century and a half ago this New Year's Day, Valparaiso's Col. Isaac Suman was recovering from Confederate bullet wounds after participating in one of the most storied stands of the Union Army during the Civil War.

December 31, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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Historical Civil War graves to receive holiday wreaths in Valpo

Historical Civil War graves to receive holiday wreaths in Valpo

VALPARAISO | New Year's Eve celebrations in our divided nation may have been subdued by Civil War in 1862, but revelry was nonexistent for Valparaiso's Col. Isaac Suman.

December 12, 2012 7:15 pm Photos

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Region Medal of Honor recipients remembered as award turns 150

Region Medal of Honor recipients remembered as award turns 150

More than four decades ago, East Chicago Marine Lance Cpl. Emilio De La Garza Jr. used his body to absorb the explosion of an enemy grenade in Vietnam, giving his life to save fellow platoon members.

July 11, 2012 12:51 pm Photos

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