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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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TOM SILEO: Bannar was everything to his wife

TOM SILEO: Bannar was everything to his wife

Aug. 20 marked one year since Michelle Bannar lost the love of her life.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TOM SILEO: For survivor's, Iraq's wounds always fresh

TOM SILEO: For survivor's, Iraq's wounds always fresh

At this hour, brave American pilots are once again patrolling Iraq's uncertain skies. Their efforts are the latest in a long line of sacrifices made by the U.S. military in Iraq since 1990.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TOM SILEO: Sights, sounds of aftermath remain with me

TOM SILEO: Sights, sounds of aftermath remain with me

Three years ago, 31 U.S. troops were killed when a military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
TOM SILEO: Medal of Honor recipient selfless in valor

TOM SILEO: Medal of Honor recipient selfless in valor

When I asked the nation's newest Medal of Honor recipient why he enlisted less than two years after 9/11, his answer was unequivocal.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
TOM SILEO: Fly 24 flags in war hero's honor

TOM SILEO: Fly 24 flags in war hero's honor

Robert and Linda Ollis were on an August 2013 trip to London when they were awoken by a call from back home. Their oldest daughter, Kimberly, needed to relay a neighbor's troubling message.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TOM SILEO: A selfless soldier's heart still beats

TOM SILEO: A selfless soldier's heart still beats

When future U.S. Army Cpl. Ben Kopp was just 8 years old, his heart was set on following in his great-grandfather's footsteps.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

Gary native Robert McDonald will have a long, arduous road ahead of him should the U.S. Senate confirm him as the new head of the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
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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Kostka's Korean War role was entertaining — literally

Kostka's Korean War role was entertaining — literally

Many Korean War veterans can say they saw Marilyn Monroe perform there in a slinky purple sequin dress.

May 25, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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Bruce Staehli remembered 46 years after going MIA

Bruce Staehli remembered 46 years after going MIA

Roger Ralston knew as he plucked the flak jacket from South Vietnam weeds that the jacket belonged to Pfc. Bruce Staehli.

April 26, 2014 10:15 pm Video Photos

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Korean War veteran kept eye on ball, plus track

Korean War veteran kept eye on ball, plus track

Most of the action paratrooper Eugene Hollingsworth saw in the Korean War was in athletic competitions, not on the battlefield.

March 23, 2014 7:45 pm Video Photos

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After bomb burst, flag wasn't still there

After bomb burst, flag wasn't still there

The Fourth of July always brings back memories of the Korean War for James Watkin, of Valparaiso.

March 16, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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Korean War veteran went from seasick to homesick

Korean War veteran went from seasick to homesick

Ed Zurawski's mailman, a family friend, was reluctant to give him the envelope in 1952.

February 23, 2014 9:00 pm Video Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Gates isn't helping USA or himself

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gates isn't helping USA or himself

Defense Secretary Robert Gates was professional and effective in office, but has abruptly reversed course with his new volume of memoirs which bluntly criticize former colleagues, including President Barack Obama.

February 01, 2014 12:00 am
Jean Shepherd has 'new' book out

Jean Shepherd has 'new' book out

HAMMOND | Jean Shepherd recently published a new book more than a decade after his death, and it was not a newly discovered manuscript that had been squirreled away deep in some desk drawer.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Answer our call of duty to our veterans

GUEST COMMENTARY: Answer our call of duty to our veterans

Last month, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Captain William D. Swenson, U.S. Army, for heroism and gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in the Battle of the Ganjgal Valley on Sept. 8, 2009.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: National security surveillance and price of security

GUEST COMMENTARY: National security surveillance and price of security

James Clapper, director of national intelligence, took a hard line on Oct. 29 in testimony before the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He argued that alarm over electronic monitoring of foreign leaders and vast numbers of citizens is misplaced.

November 09, 2013 11:45 am
Letters from Korea with love

Letters from Korea with love

Carmen Foresta, 87, of Dolton, fell in love with his future wife by corresponding with her while he was serving in the Korean War. Foresta first met Phyllis Capalby the day he returned home from Korea and married her two weeks later. Forenza still carries in his wallet the photo she sent to …

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
Korea was war in all but name

Korea was war in all but name

Carmen Foresta, of Dolton, poses with the 75 mm recoilless gun he used in the Korean War.

August 17, 2013 12:00 am
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