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Remembering Bruce Staehli

Remembering Bruce Staehli

On April 30, 1968, during a battle in the jungles of Vietnam, Bruce Wayne Staehli, a 19-year-old from Merrillville, went missing in action. His body was never found. Paul Banik and John Essex, along with Roy Foreman want to make sure he is never forgotten.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Bruce Staehli remembered 46 years after going MIA

Bruce Staehli remembered 46 years after going MIA

Roger Ralston knew as he plucked the flak jacket from South Vietnam weeds that the jacket belonged to Pfc. Bruce Staehli.

April 26, 2014 10:15 pm Video Photos

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Local Marine, fellow servicemen 'summit Everest' to help Wounded Warriors

It took a region Marine and 14 of his fellow servicemen nine hours last weekend to "scale Everest" using the strength of their arms.

August 12, 2013 6:30 pm
Area musician to play for president

Area musician to play for president

Staff Sgt. Tim Huizenga was home for the Easter holiday Saturday with his parents, Maureen and Paul Huizenga, in St. John.

March 30, 2013 3:49 pm
Area musician joins 'President's Own'

Area musician joins 'President's Own'

Staff Sgt. Tim Huizenga, of St. John, recently was selected to join the U.S. Marine Band, "The President's Own."  Huizenga was home for Easter in St. John.

March 30, 2013 3:49 pm
Troops home, physically or digitally, for Christmas

Troops home, physically or digitally, for Christmas

Phillip Kuiper, his wife Sherri, right, and daughter, Brooke, wish the Kuiper's son Joshua could be home for Christmas. Joshua's dog, Jordan, stays with the family.

December 24, 2012 1:17 pm
Troops home, physically or digitally, for Christmas

Troops home, physically or digitally, for Christmas

Joshua Kuiper's dog, Jordan, stays with Kuiper's family in Lowell. Phillip, Sherri and Brooke Kuiper, are hoping to talk to Marine Second Lt. Joshua Kuiper today via computer connection.

December 24, 2012 1:17 pm
Troops home, physically or digitially, for Christmas

Troops home, physically or digitially, for Christmas

U.S. Marine Second Lt. Joshua Kuiper is serving in Japan this holiday season.

December 24, 2012 1:17 pm
Vet Cruz Rosales at Gary Jet Center

Vet Cruz Rosales at Gary Jet Center

Gary Jet Center Maintenance Supervisor Cruz Rosales turns on power to a jet in the Boeing hanger Thursday at the Gary Jet Center in Gary. Rosales was an avionics technician in the Marines before being hired by the Gary Jet Center 12 years ago.

November 08, 2012 5:54 pm
Vet Cruz Rosales at Gary Jet Center

Vet Cruz Rosales at Gary Jet Center

Gary Jet Center Maintenance Supervisor Cruz Rosales sits in the cockpit of a plane at the Boeing hanger Thursday at the Gary Jet Center. Rosales was an avionics technician in the Marines before being hired by the Gary Jet Center 12 years ago. 

November 08, 2012 5:54 pm
 Vet Cruz Rosales at Gary Jet Center

Vet Cruz Rosales at Gary Jet Center

Gary Jet Center Maintenance Supervisor Cruz Rosales was an avionics technician in the Marines before being hired by the Gary Jet Center 12 years ago.

November 08, 2012 5:53 pm
Vet Cruz Rosales at Gary Jet Center

Vet Cruz Rosales at Gary Jet Center

Gary Jet Center Maintenance Supervisor Cruz Rosales was an avionics technician in the Marines before being hired by the Gary Jet Center 12 years ago.

November 08, 2012 5:53 pm
Gary Jet Center wins top Boeing honor

Gary Jet Center wins top Boeing honor

A Gary Jet Center employee turns on power to a jet in the Boeing hanger at the Gary Jet Center in Gary. The Gary Jet Center has been honored as a 2013 "Supplier of the Year" by Boeing Co., making the Gary business part of a select group of only 16 Boeing suppliers worldwide to be recognized …

November 08, 2012 5:54 pm
Honoring a Marine, helping other vets

Honoring a Marine, helping other vets

Robert Stech, left, 89, and his son Ron Stech attend a memorial benefit for deceased U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Philip J. Martini on Saturday in Lansing. Robert Stech is a Marine who fought with Carlson's Raiders in the South Pacific during World War II. Ron Stech holds one of his dad's three Pu…

July 14, 2012 7:09 pm
Honoring a Marine, helping other vets

Honoring a Marine, helping other vets

Jim Martini, from left, brother of the late Marine Lance Cpl. Philip Martini, and Marine buddies of Martini, John Aylmer, Ryan Venem and Ryan Hensley get together during a memorial benefit for Philip Martini on Saturday at J.J. Kelley's in Lansing.

July 14, 2012 7:09 pm
Honoring a Marine, helping other vets

Honoring a Marine, helping other vets

Debbie Guzik, left, buys a raffle ticket from Marine mom Maureen Sadzak during a memorial benefit for deceased U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Philip J. Martini on Saturday at J.J. Kelley's in Lansing. Guzik was a teacher of Martini's.

July 14, 2012 7:09 pm

Region benefit to help Marines, hosted in honor of fallen vet

LANSING | Today's Lance Cpl. Philip J. Martini Memorial Benefit is expected to raise funds to help U.S. Marines and their families.

July 13, 2012 10:45 pm
Marine visits Griffith school before heading to California

Marine visits Griffith school before heading to California

Third-grade teacher Mary Sanger hands U.S. Marine Pvt. Christopher Curnow, 19, his "cover" Tuesday during a visit to her classroom at Wadsworth Elementary School in Griffith. Sanger was Curnow's teacher, and her students had been writing Curnow as he went through basic training. He graduated…

April 10, 2012 1:35 pm
Marine visits Griffith school before heading to California

Marine visits Griffith school before heading to California

U.S. Marines Pvt. Christopher Curnow, 19, takes questions Tuesday morning from students in Mary Sanger's third-grade class at Wadsworth Elementary School in Griffith. Curnow had been writing to Sanger's students as he went through basic training in San Diego. "I grew up watching fighting mov…

April 10, 2012 1:35 pm
Brother honors Marine's service on battleship

Brother honors Marine's service on battleship

Medals and honors earned by retired U.S. Marine Nick Soley are displayed Saturday during a suprise birthday party for the 90-year-old former Hammond man.

December 03, 2011 4:55 pm
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