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EDITORIAL: Never forget attacks, never forget troops

EDITORIAL: Never forget attacks, never forget troops

Thirteen years ago today, the world was transfixed and transformed by the hijacked jetliners that crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a farm field in Pennsylvania. Our world was forever changed.

September 11, 2014 12:05 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Americans failing on U.S. history

GUEST COMMENTARY: Americans failing on U.S. history

A quarter of Americans don't know that D-Day occurred during World War II.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

The last time Ralph Tarka visited the U-505 at the MSI was about two years ago just before he retired from American Airlines. But he has been a geek about military history and it’s accessories for his entire life. From a military family from the south side, he comes by his enthusiasm for the…

May 29, 2014 3:30 am Photos

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Pearl Harbor shaped Hammond man's life

Pearl Harbor shaped Hammond man's life

Although John J. Latko rarely spoke about the events he witnessed at Pearl Harbor in the first 50 years after it happened, the experience shaped who he was and decisions he made.

December 21, 2013 8:17 pm Photos

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Pearl Harbor shaped Hammond man's life

Pearl Harbor shaped Hammond man's life

John Latko

December 21, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart American Legion to remember Pearl Harbor

HOBART | The Hobart American Legion Post 54, 208 S. Linda St., will hold a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at 11 a.m. today.

December 07, 2013 12:00 am
Korea was war in all but name

Korea was war in all but name

The Korean War was unlike any the United States had fought before, in part because it technically wasn't a war.

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Munster man recalls time in World War II

Friday marked 71 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor that led us into World War II, killing more than 2,400 servicemen and civilians and wounding close to 1,200 more. It’s a day that needs to be remembered just as much now as it was back then.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am
Valpo Legion honors memory of Pearl Harbor veterans

Valpo Legion honors memory of Pearl Harbor veterans

VALPARAISO | Members of American Legion Post 94, Sons of the Legion, Ladies Auxiliary and the public gathered Friday afternoon for a ceremony in remembrance of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

December 07, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Valpo Legion honors memory of Pearl Harbor veterans

Valpo Legion honors memory of Pearl Harbor veterans

U.S. Army veteran Katie Deal, of Wanatah, stands at attention during a ceremony Friday at American Legion Post 94 in Valparaiso to recognize the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

December 07, 2012 4:15 pm
Valpo Legion honors memory of Pearl Harbor veterans

Valpo Legion honors memory of Pearl Harbor veterans

Marcia Illig, far right, of Valparaiso, sings the national anthem during a ceremony Friday at American Legion Post 94 in Valparaiso to remember the bombing of Pearl Harbor 71 years ago.

December 07, 2012 4:13 pm
Pearl Harbor remembered in region classrooms

Pearl Harbor remembered in region classrooms

It's been 71 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor and many of its survivors are not around today.

December 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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DOUG ROSS: Amid talk of military's cost, remember peace is fragile

DOUG ROSS: Amid talk of military's cost, remember peace is fragile

On Friday, the nation will remember the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The anniversary comes at a time when the nation is pondering the future role of the U.S. military.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am
WWII veteran's 'one day' of service became a fight for his life

WWII veteran's 'one day' of service became a fight for his life

Less than two months before Pearl Harbor, William Kadar joined the U.S. Army at the request of Uncle Sam.

November 10, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Chesterton town manager remembers Borgnine

Chesterton town manager remembers Borgnine

CHESTERTON | When Hollywood actor Ernest Borgnine died recently of renal failure at age 95, it brought back memories for Chesterton Town Manager Bernie Doyle — memories of a friendship between the two men who connected over a respect for military duty, and a bad habit.

July 15, 2012 5:30 pm
Local veterans attend international conference

Local veterans attend international conference

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso residents and World War II veterans Willard "Bill" F. Wellman and Dr. Raymond Cohen recently attended the International Conference on WWII from Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal in New Orleans.

December 24, 2011 4:30 pm

Veterans carry on and do their part until they depart

"No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will through their righteous might win through to absolute victory..."

December 11, 2011 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Taking a trip to the past for Pearl Harbor anniversary

PHIL WIELAND: Taking a trip to the past for Pearl Harbor anniversary

During the past month, I've done a little time traveling, Ray Bradbury style.

December 09, 2011 12:00 am

Memories of "Day of Infamy" are still vivid

President Franklin Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941, "a day that will live in infamy."

December 07, 2011 12:00 am
Annual Pearl Harbor tribute takes a lot of planning

Annual Pearl Harbor tribute takes a lot of planning

CHESTERTON | It takes a lot of planning and preparation to properly commemorate something as historically significant as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and Chesterton Town Manager Bernie Doyle knows what it takes.

December 07, 2011 12:00 am
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