United States Department Of Veterans Affairs
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.
Charles "Mike" Mikovetz wears two pairs of socks to keep his feet warm. Even in the summer.
It is just shy of two years since the Adam Benjamin Jr. Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Crown Point opened. Since then, the medical staff has been healing patients in the facility, which is nearly twice the size of the old building. But festering financial wounds remain untreated.
The work was finished nearly two years ago, but outstanding bills still haven't been paid to many of the subcontractors that built a new Veterans Affairs clinic in Crown Point.
In the wake of the Newtown school tragedy, there was focus on two responses — gun control and improving mental health care.
PORTAGE | Area veterans looked to get a leg up on hiring Thursday.
CROWN POINT | A century and a half ago, Civil War Sgt. Edwin Sprague died of a sickness that posed perhaps a greater threat to Union soldiers than Confederate bullets.
VALPARAISO | When she attended a special ceremony honoring region Civil War veterans in May, Valparaiso native Pat Lane had no idea she would learn her great-great-grandfather served as a sergeant in the war.
MERRILLVILLE | With 20 new veterans' headstones installed and 41 secured from the federal government, a region Civil War historical preservation group is looking to thank the public and asking for more help.
Cpl. Joseph Sweet's rural Hebron grave sat unmarked -- likely for decades -- with no reminder of the Porter County-based Union Army unit in which he served.
Albert Kale's death from typhoid fever in 1861 makes his grave among the oldest of Civil War soldiers buried in the Calumet Region, and his weathered Crown Point headstone shows it.
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