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Korean War

Interview with Ken Hirata

Interview with Ken Hirata

Korean War veteran Ken Hirata shares his military experiences with The Times' Monte Martin.

September 14, 2014 3:00 pm
JOHN WOLF: Japan had to endure the unendurable

JOHN WOLF: Japan had to endure the unendurable

Editor's note: This is the seventh and final part in a series on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
John Krilich

John Krilich

John Krilich was aboard the USS Walke when an explosion killed 26 crewmen and wounded 40 on June 12, 1951. It was the U.S. Navy's greatest combat loss in the Korean War.

August 08, 2014 4:14 pm
"Anybody that I know of that are going to join the service, I tell them join the Navy."

"Anybody that I know of that are going to join the service, I tell them join the Navy."

Wray Loney went from working at Wonder Bread in Tolleston to spending the Korean War aboard the USS Missouri.

July 27, 2014 7:30 pm
Valpo sailor went head to head in Korean War

Valpo sailor went head to head in Korean War

Sailor Wray Loney, of Valparaiso, spent most of his time in the head during the Korean War. But then, that was his job.

July 27, 2014 7:30 pm Video Photos

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Polish Alliance taking area vets to D.C. ceremony

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.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am Related
"That's my favorite ship - The Big Mo."

"That's my favorite ship - The Big Mo."

Korean War veteran Tom Donovan talks about his time aboard the USS Missouri.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Vet dished out food, 55-pound shells

Vet dished out food, 55-pound shells

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tom Donovan, of Portage, never set foot in Korea during the Korean War.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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Portage man spent nearly entire Korean War in captivity

Portage man spent nearly entire Korean War in captivity

For Elliott Sortillo, 79, of Portage, fighting in the Korean War meant fighting for survival. He was a prisoner of war for 30 months, nearly the entire war.

June 29, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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"There's not a day that goes by that I'm not in Korea..."

"There's not a day that goes by that I'm not in Korea..."

Portage's Elliott Sortillo was 15 years old when he enlisted with the Army. He was quickly in Korea where he was captured and spent 30 months as a POW.

June 22, 2014 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

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

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
"I kept firing, and I didn't let the enemy through."

"I kept firing, and I didn't let the enemy through."

Hammond's John Gamez was wounded twice and earned the Silver Star Medal for his courageous action in the Korean War.

June 15, 2014 5:00 pm
Lansing vet worked with POWs here, in Korea

Lansing vet worked with POWs here, in Korea

Gerhard Henning worked in a Lansing onion field as a youngster, alongside German prisoners of war, during World War II. That set the stage for his service during the Korean War.

June 09, 2014 10:15 am Video Photos

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"It would have been pure hell for anybody to have walked into that."

"It would have been pure hell for anybody to have walked into that."

Lansing's Gerhard Henning served as an MP during the Korean War, guarding prisoners of war.

June 08, 2014 8:00 pm
Gerhard Henning

Gerhard Henning

U.S. Army Cpl. Gerhard Henning trained at Fort Lee, Va., to be a quartermaster but ended up guarding prisoners of war during the Korean War.

June 08, 2014 12:00 pm
Lansing GIs meet in Korea

Lansing GIs meet in Korea

U.S. Army Cpl. Gerhard Henning has kept this newspaper clipping for more than 60 years. It tells of when he met two other Lansing residents at an Army post in Pusan during the Korean War.

June 08, 2014 12:00 pm
Gerhard Henning

Gerhard Henning

U.S. Army Cpl. Gerhard Henning, of Lansing, served in the Korean War. He wore his Army uniform recently for the first time since he got home from Korea more than 60 years ago.

June 08, 2014 12:00 pm
U.S. Naval Ship Marine Lynx

U.S. Naval Ship Marine Lynx

Cpl. Gerhard Henning, of Lansing, came home from the Korean War on the U.S. Naval Ship Marine Lynx.

June 08, 2014 12:00 pm
"The Chinese would attack with thousands at night, screaming."

"The Chinese would attack with thousands at night, screaming."

Lithuanian emigrant Kestutis Sidabras was among the first U.S. draftees to serve in the Korean War. He served 21 months in the conflict with an engineering battalion.

June 01, 2014 8:00 pm
"I guess I'm one of the lucky ones."

"I guess I'm one of the lucky ones."

Veteran Hal Kostka talks about his experience in the Korean War as an entertainment specialist in the U.S. Army.

May 25, 2014 7:00 pm
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