Prisoner Of War
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.
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.
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
How much is an American life worth? If that question doesn't make you squirm, there's something wrong with you.
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.
Lansing's Gerhard Henning served as an MP during the Korean War, guarding prisoners of war.
A violin made from bed slats, a bomber jacket, and journals filled with humor, nostalgia, sorrow and boredom help to tell the stories of the 92,820 Allied soldiers held in nearly 100 Nazi prisoner of war camps.
Less than two months before Pearl Harbor, William Kadar joined the U.S. Army at the request of Uncle Sam.
MERRILLVILLE | To his family, William Kadar, a WWII veteran and former German prisoner of war, is a hero, and now they are getting the chance to show their appreciation for what he suffered almost 70 years ago.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Chuck Moseley, D-Portage, persuaded the Indiana House on Monday to add a POW/MIA flag to the U.S. and state flags on display in the chamber.
LANSING | The rains that fell Saturday night couldn't put out the watch fire that members of the Lansing Vietnam Veterans Memorial ceremonial honor guard built under the Vietnam helicopter.
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