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After bomb burst, flag wasn't still there

After bomb burst, flag wasn't still there

The Fourth of July always brings back memories of the Korean War for James Watkin, of Valparaiso.

March 16, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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No talks on joint Korean team for 2018 Games

No talks on joint Korean team for 2018 Games

SOCHI, Russia | South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics say there have been no talks with North Korea about forming a joint team for the games.

February 09, 2014 9:00 pm
Army ambulance driver 'shot upon quite a bit' in Korea

Army ambulance driver 'shot upon quite a bit' in Korea

Ed Mech, 85, saw death face to face as a U.S. Army ambulance driver in the Korean War.

January 19, 2014 5:30 pm Video Photos

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Memorial Day 1953 memorable for Korean War vet

Memorial Day 1953 memorable for Korean War vet

Memorial Day 1953 proved to be one of the most terrible days of the Korean War for then Army Pvt. Louis Kaplan.

January 12, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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Chef's goose nearly cooked in Korean War

Chef's goose nearly cooked in Korean War

The obsolete, World War II-era Army truck John R. Rattray Sr. called home for a year in Korea was "the most important vehicle we had" because GIs like their chow, the Korean War veteran said.

December 22, 2013 6:15 pm Video
Valpo-area vet recalls time in Korea

Valpo-area vet recalls time in Korea

VALPARAISO | Stories of combat and death, of survival and camaraderie have been sealed in the mind of William Parks for more than 60 years. 

November 17, 2013 11:00 pm Video Photos

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Korea's bitter cold hard on troops

Korea's bitter cold hard on troops

For Ted Erceg, seeing Korean War refugees travel through hard-crusted snow in 40 below zero temperatures amid Siberian winds was bad. Worse yet, they were tramping through it in sandals, the former soldier originally from Gary recalled.

November 09, 2013 11:46 pm Video Related
Not forgotten: Event honors local Korean War veterans

Not forgotten: Event honors local Korean War veterans

VALPARAISO | The Forgotten War. The No-Win War. The "died for a tie" war.

November 07, 2013 7:58 pm Video Photos

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Six decades later, Korean War wounds remain

Six decades later, Korean War wounds remain

Charles "Mike" Mikovetz wears two pairs of socks to keep his feet warm. Even in the summer.

October 26, 2013 10:43 pm Video Photos

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Region vets want people to remember 'forgotten war'

Region vets want people to remember 'forgotten war'

In November 1950, David Seils, a Marine Corps reservist rifleman, marched through frigid weather and fought at the Chosin Reservoir, the site of one of the Korean War's bloodiest battles.

July 20, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Asia’s currents of conflict highlight global maritime commerce

GUEST COMMENTARY: Asia’s currents of conflict highlight global maritime commerce

Current maritime conflicts echo earlier wars, launched over history to control global commerce and territory, while underscoring the durable importance of traditional trade routes.

June 15, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

Cambodia, scene of the killing fields of genocide less than four decades ago, has just hosted the seventh East Asia Summit, which brought together leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, plus Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and the U.S. The summit concluded Tuesday, on a…

November 22, 2012 12:00 am
Service honors brave who preserved land of free

Service honors brave who preserved land of free

LEROY | About 100 people attending Saturday's service honoring veterans at Stoney Run County Park were urged to contact their congressmen to end the budget deadlock that could affect funding for veterans' services.

November 10, 2012 8:32 pm
Advancing years forces Pearl Harbor survivors group to disband

Advancing years forces Pearl Harbor survivors group to disband

They survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 70 years ago today, but they are losing the battle with time.

December 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Brother honors Marine's service on battleship

Brother honors Marine's service on battleship

As ceremonies are held Wednesday at Pearl Harbor to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack, Nick Soley will be among the veterans there.

December 03, 2011 7:55 pm Photos

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Veterans honored at annual Valpo Rotary lunch

Veterans honored at annual Valpo Rotary lunch

VALPARAISO | Along with a history lesson on World War II, John Wolf had another lesson for the large crowd attending Monday's 13th annual Veterans Day program of the Valparaiso Rotary Club at Strongbow Inn.

November 07, 2011 8:15 pm
OFFBEAT: 'Tabloid' film gives glimpse of Mormons and drama of former beauty queen

OFFBEAT: 'Tabloid' film gives glimpse of Mormons and drama of former beauty queen

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 18, 2011 12:00 am
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