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Prisoner Of War

Portage man spent nearly entire Korean War in captivity

Portage man spent nearly entire Korean War in captivity

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.

June 29, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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"There's not a day that goes by that I'm not in Korea..."

"There's not a day that goes by that I'm not in Korea..."

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.

June 22, 2014 7:00 pm
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
DOUG ROSS: How much is an American life worth?

DOUG ROSS: How much is an American life worth?

How much is an American life worth? If that question doesn't make you squirm, there's something wrong with you.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
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June 16, 2014 12:00 am
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June 11, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing vet worked with POWs here, in Korea

Lansing vet worked with POWs here, in Korea

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.

June 09, 2014 10:15 am Video Photos

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"It would have been pure hell for anybody to have walked into that."

"It would have been pure hell for anybody to have walked into that."

Lansing's Gerhard Henning served as an MP during the Korean War, guarding prisoners of war.

June 08, 2014 8:00 pm
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June 04, 2014 12:00 am
National WW2 Museum exhibit: POWs held by Nazis

National WW2 Museum exhibit: POWs held by Nazis

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.

November 11, 2012 9:00 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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WWII vet's duffel bag coming home 68 years later

WWII vet's duffel bag coming home 68 years later

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.

November 10, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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House votes to add POW/MIA flag to display in its chamber

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.

March 05, 2012 4:30 pm
Vets remember POWs and MIA at Lansing vigil

Vets remember POWs and MIA at Lansing vigil

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.

September 04, 2011 11:30 pm Photos

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