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Veterans on bike tour to pay tribute to fallen Munster Marine

MUNSTER | Two veterans on a cross-country bike tour will visit the Community Veterans Memorial on Monday to pay respects to a fallen Marine they served alongside in Iraq.

May 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Kids get to play truck driver for a day at Toys for Tots event at Central Park Plaza

Kids get to play truck driver for a day at Toys for Tots event at Central Park Plaza

VALPARAISO | Horns were a-honkin’ at the Touch a Truck Toys for Tots event Saturday at Central Park Plaza.

December 14, 2013 12:00 am 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
MARC CHASE: Scaling Everest in the heart of a war zone

MARC CHASE: Scaling Everest in the heart of a war zone

One wouldn't expect a group of U.S. Marines, Navy Seabees and other British and civilian forces — stationed in the heart of a war zone and already risking life and limb — to take on duties beyond the noble tasks already at hand.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Glenwood pet hospital collects toys for Christmas

Glenwood pet hospital collects toys for Christmas

Glenwood Village Pet Hospital hosted a Toys for Tots drive. Pictured are Staff Sgt. Takching Shek, left, Cpl. Hau Tran, veterinarian Terence Locke and Lance Cpl. Rodrigo Perez. The Marines are from the 2nd battalion, 24th Marines based out of Chicago and came to the animal hospital's open ho…

December 24, 2012 12:00 am
Glenwood pet hospital collects toys for Christmas

Glenwood pet hospital collects toys for Christmas

The Glenwood Village Pet Hospital collected 200 toys for the Toys for Tots program.

December 24, 2012 12:00 am
Dinner tonight with Santa at Amarillo Roadhouse

Dinner tonight with Santa at Amarillo Roadhouse

SCHERERVILLE | Amarillo Roadhouse, 1924 US Route 41 will host a Dinner with Santa tonight from 5-8 p.m. Every child gets a gift from Santa and kids meals (12 and under) are 99 cents with purchase of each adult entree. Limit one per child per visit.

December 05, 2012 1:22 pm Related

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Lansing Marine receives hero's welcome

Lansing Marine receives hero's welcome

LANSING | There were splashes of red, white and blue all around Lansing on Thursday and it wasn’t just because Independence Day is approaching.

July 20, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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Family, friends host benefit in memory of Lansing Marine killed in Iraq

Family, friends host benefit in memory of Lansing Marine killed in Iraq

LANSING | Saturday’s afternoon thunderstorms cooled the air, but not the camaraderie at the second annual Lance Cpl. Philip J. Martini Memorial Benefit at J.J. Kelley’s Restaurant in Pub.

July 14, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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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
Lansing Marine receives hero's welcome

Lansing Marine receives hero's welcome

Joelle Reich, 5, waits for her godfather, U.S. Marine Sgt. Ryan Venem, 23, as he returned home to Lansing after his second deployment to Afghanistan. Venem grew up in Lansing, playing in Lansing Little League and Lions football and attending T.F. South High School, where he was on the footba…

June 29, 2012 12:00 am
Lansing Marine receives hero's welcome

Lansing Marine receives hero's welcome

U.S. Marine Sgt. Ryan Venem, 23, hugs and kisses his cousin Dylan Nanney, 3, as Venem returned home to Lansing after his second deployment to Afghanistan.

June 29, 2012 12:00 am
Majestic shows Semper Fi

Majestic shows Semper Fi

Andy Nash, left, of Orland Park, and Veterans' Life Change Services Executive Director Henry Hitchcock look at items that will be donated to the organization as the Majestic Star Casino hosted its annual Father's Day reception honoring Montford Point Marines and Veterans Life Service.

June 13, 2012 8:22 pm
Majestic shows Semper Fi

Majestic shows Semper Fi

Theodore Peters, Chaplain of the Montford Point Marine Association, Chicago Chapter, talks about the lives of black Marines during World War II as the Majestic Star Casino hosts its annual Father's Day reception honoring men of Veterans Life Change Services and Montford Point Marines.

June 13, 2012 8:16 pm
Majestic shows Semper Fi

Majestic shows Semper Fi

Theodore Peters, chaplain of the Montford Point Marine Association, Chicago Chapter, talks about the lives of black Marines during World War II as the Majestic Star Casino hosts its annual Father's Day reception honoring men of Veterans Life Change Services and Montford Point Marines.

June 13, 2012 8:16 pm
Lansing Marine gets quite the homecoming

Lansing Marine gets quite the homecoming

LANSING | Colin Framke got quite the homecoming Friday night.

December 09, 2011 9:40 pm Photos

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Montford Point Marines honored at Purdue Calumet ceremony

Montford Point Marines honored at Purdue Calumet ceremony

HAMMOND | John Vanoy and Harry Hamilton were 18 years old when they underwent basic training at Camp Montford Point, N.C.

November 11, 2011 6:30 pm Photos

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Purdue Calumet honors local Montford Point Marines

Purdue Calumet honors local Montford Point Marines

Fleet Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Stevens of the U.S. Navy delivers the keynote speech Friday morning during a Veterans Day convocation at Purdue University Calumet.

November 11, 2011 3:50 pm
Purdue Calumet honors local Montford Point Marines

Purdue Calumet honors local Montford Point Marines

J.A. Reynolds, of Chicago, was one of eight Montford Point Marines honored Friday morning at Purdue University Calumet.

November 11, 2011 3:50 pm
Purdue Calumet honors local Montford Point Marines

Purdue Calumet honors local Montford Point Marines

Theodore Peters, of Markham, sits with other Montford Point Marines, who were honored Friday during a Veterans Day convocation at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond. Peters and his colleagues were among the first black Marines, who were trained in segregation at Camp Montford Point, N.C. T…

November 11, 2011 3:50 pm
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