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Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

OTTAWA, Ontario | He seemed lost, "did not fit in," had drug problems, and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been living at a homeless shelter and had talked about wanting to go to Libya — or Syria — but became agitated when he couldn't get a passport.

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October 05, 2014 12:00 am
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TOM SILEO: Thank you to readers, but especially to military

TOM SILEO: Thank you to readers, but especially to military

The sight of a fallen hero's flag-draped casket returning to American soil. The sound of a grieving loved one's anguish. The indelible memory of meeting a young man or woman who lost one or more limbs on the battlefield.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Since WWI, Gold Star Mothers have offered support and love

My earliest recollections of the way that war comes home were in the early 1970s. I remember the images on the TV screen each evening as soldiers came home from Vietnam, first in small waves followed by a trickle.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

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2009 Hobart High grad enrolled in cadet program

September 21, 2014 12:05 am
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September 21, 2014 12:00 am
TOM SILEO: Sergeant, dog on lookout for buried bombs

TOM SILEO: Sergeant, dog on lookout for buried bombs

In June 2011, this column introduced you to Sgt. Jason Cartwright and his military working dog, Isaac. Both warriors had just returned from a year of hunting for improvised explosive devices buried beneath Afghanistan's treacherous sand.

September 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Area native serves aboard top Navy destroyer

Area native serves aboard top Navy destroyer

A Highland High School graduate is proudly serving onboard U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), one of the world’s most advanced warships.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
TOM SILEO: Leave porch light on for fallen hero

TOM SILEO: Leave porch light on for fallen hero

When 6-year-old Darren Baysore looks up into the night sky, he thinks of his dad.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Kremlin aggression recalls Cold War, challenges NATO

GUEST COMMENTARY: Kremlin aggression recalls Cold War, challenges NATO

The overt invasion of Ukraine by Russia’s army, after months of covert aid to rebel forces, has generated the most serious crisis in Europe since the Balkan wars of the 1990s – and perhaps since World War II. NATO has an obligation to respond skillfully, while trying to avoid direct combat w…

September 06, 2014 12:00 am

Obama casts Russia as threat to peace in Europe

TALLINN, Estonia | Lashing out at Russia, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast Moscow's aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe. He vigorously vowed to come to the defense of NATO allies that fear they could be Vladimir Putin's next target.

September 03, 2014 1:46 pm
Valparaiso war memorial

Valparaiso war memorial

Valparaiso area member of the military who have died in the line of duty are memorialized at Foundation Meadows park in Valparaiso.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
JOHN WOLF: World War II ended aboard USS Missouri

JOHN WOLF: World War II ended aboard USS Missouri

Editor's note: This is the sixth in a six-part series on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

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Washington completes Navy training

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Habitat announces first Veterans Build family

Habitat announces first Veterans Build family

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the NWI Veterans Action Council has announced the selection of a the veteran partner family for the Veterans Build project. The announcement was made at a fundraiser at Oil City baseball field in Whiting.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform — scouts, firefighters and police as well as the military — traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history — and present. The current Ve…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Pet adoption fees waived at for active military and veterans

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event Saturday with adoption fees waived for active military and veterans as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
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
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