United States Army
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.
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.
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.
Many Korean War veterans can say they saw Marilyn Monroe perform there in a slinky purple sequin dress.
Roger Ralston knew as he plucked the flak jacket from South Vietnam weeds that the jacket belonged to Pfc. Bruce Staehli.
Most of the action paratrooper Eugene Hollingsworth saw in the Korean War was in athletic competitions, not on the battlefield.
The Fourth of July always brings back memories of the Korean War for James Watkin, of Valparaiso.
Ed Zurawski's mailman, a family friend, was reluctant to give him the envelope in 1952.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Carmen Foresta, of Dolton, poses with the 75 mm recoilless gun he used in the Korean War.
Carmen Foresta, of Dolton, poses with fellow infantrymen serving in the Korean War during a bitter cold winter there.
Carmen Foresta, 87, of Dolton, shows photos of himself from Korea in 1952, left, and later at Camp Polk, La. Foresta is a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.
Carmen Foresta, 87, of Dolton, shows the U.S. Army jacket he wore during the Korean War. Foresta, who served in the 3rd Infantry Division during that war, is also a veteran of World War II.
Carmen Foresta, of Dolton, rests outside his bunker during the Korean War.
Carmen Foresta, of Dolton, poses with fellow infantrymen outside their bunker during the Korean War.
MERRILLVILLE| Valparaiso resident Michael Rider worked for the fire protection equipment company McDaniel Fire Systems for 33 years until the company suddenly shut down in October.
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