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Don't ship out troops until vets are ship-shape

I do not think we should send our soldiers anywhere outside the United States until we start taking better care of the ones coming home injured with physical and mental problems — and I mean really take care of them, not just run them through or put them on a waiting list.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

American POWs, MIAs will never be forgotten

Hearing about the American POW soldier who just got free after five years in captivity has taught us all to never lose hope. After almost 27 years I still wear my bracelet for ADJ1 Ronald P. Soucy, U.S.N., who is missing in action since May 23, 1967. I will wear this bracelet until he comes home.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Trust members of military to defend themselves

On April 2, Spc. Ivan Lopez killed three soldiers and wounded 16 at Fort Hood military base. When confronted by military police, this Iraq war veteran took his own life. He was being treated for emotional problems.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
Who should fight America's wars?

Who should fight America's wars?

A retired U.S. Army colonel, who grew up in Lake County, believes America’s perpetual wars for an ever elusive peace in the post-Vietnam era are due in part to the nation’s all-volunteer military.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Homeward Bound 2013 TV Telethon

Homeward Bound 2013 TV Telethon

November 08, 2013 12:00 am
Cards sent to military bases

Cards sent to military bases

Kazimere Laurinaitis, 16, of Cedar Lake, displays holiday greetings cards at Tuesday's 12 Days of Christmas program sponsored by the Cedar Lake Parks Department at the Monastery Clubhouse. The cards are being sent to local servicemen and women for the holidays.

December 11, 2012 7:30 pm
Cards sent to military bases

Cards sent to military bases

Eva Sajdera, 4, of Cedar Lake, makes holiday cards with her mother, Nicole, and father, Nathan, during the Cedar Lake Parks Department 12 Days of Christmas program Tuesday night at the Monastery clubhouse. The cards will be sent to local servicemen and women for the holidays. Other activitie…

December 11, 2012 7:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Readers invited to submit names for 5/3 Bank Veterans' care packages

OFFBEAT: Readers invited to submit names for 5/3 Bank Veterans' care packages

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am

Lt. governor leading holiday card campaign for U.S. troops

INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman is urging Hoosiers to once again send a letter to U.S. service members for the holidays.

October 13, 2011 3:30 pm
Vets remember POWs and MIA at Lansing vigil

Vets remember POWs and MIA at Lansing vigil

Veterans sit near a watch fire Saturday as part of a vigil in Lansing for prisoners of war and U.S. military members missing in action. The watch fire tradition dates back to the Civil War when soldiers would start a fire hoping to provide lost soldiers a path back to camp.

September 04, 2011 11:30 pm

Munster hospital, clinic team to support troops

MUNSTER | Franciscan Physicians Hospital and the Franciscan Hammond Clinic are joining together to collect soldier care package items.

July 17, 2011 12:00 am
VHS students collect 'socks for soldiers'

VHS students collect 'socks for soldiers'

Valparaiso High School teacher Brighitte Snemis talks about the Socks for Soldiers donation program she headed with junior Michael Speckhard. The program collected 1,400 items such as toothbrushes and socks that will end up in care packs.

May 15, 2011 12:00 am
VHS students collect Socks for Soldiers

VHS students collect Socks for Soldiers

Valparaiso High School teacher Brighitte Snemis and junior Michael Speckhard stand over a small collection of items they collected in the Socks for Soldiers donation drive. The program will provide hygiene supplies to troops.

May 15, 2011 12:00 am
VHS students collect 'socks for soliders'

VHS students collect 'socks for soliders'

Valparaiso High School teacher Brighitte Snemis inspired junior Michael Speckhard to start the Socks for Soldiers program, collecting toiletries and clothes to give to troops overseas.

May 15, 2011 12:00 am
Gung-ho on history

Gung-ho on history

World War II re-enactors portraying Nazi troops drive a halftrack past spectators on Saturday before a battle re-enactment east of Crown Point.

October 16, 2010 5:29 pm
Gung-ho on history

Gung-ho on history

World War II re-enactors portraying U.S. soldiers drive down a path Saturday during the Night at the Museum fundraiser east of Crown Point.

October 16, 2010 5:29 pm
Gung-ho on history

Gung-ho on history

Billy Goldman, 5, of Hammond, sits inside of a WW II cargo truck on Saturday during the Night at the Museum fundraiser event for the American Museum of Military Vehicles and Veterans Memorial Parkway.

October 16, 2010 5:30 pm
Gung-ho on history

Gung-ho on history

Trenten Ready, 4, left, and his brother Landin, both of Crown Point, stand on top of a Sherman Tank on Saturday during the Night at the Museum fundraiser event at the American Museum of Military Vehicles at U.S. 231 and 113th Avenue.

October 16, 2010 5:28 pm
Gung-ho on history

Gung-ho on history

A World War II Nazi soldier re-enactor runs for cover behind a halftrack Saturday during a mock battle.

October 16, 2010 5:26 pm
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