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JOHN WOLF: World War II ended aboard USS Missouri

JOHN WOLF: World War II ended aboard USS Missouri

Editor's note: This is the sixth in a six-part series on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Navy recruits formed living flag

Navy recruits formed living flag

In 1917, during World War I, U.S. Navy recruits formed an enormous living flag on the parade ground at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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JOHN WOLF: The tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis

JOHN WOLF: The tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis

Editor's note: This is the fifth in a six-part series on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
JOHN WOLF: My World War II experiences in Okinawa

JOHN WOLF: My World War II experiences in Okinawa

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a six-part series on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
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
Valpo sailor went head to head in Korean War

Valpo sailor went head to head in Korean War

Sailor Wray Loney, of Valparaiso, spent most of his time in the head during the Korean War. But then, that was his job.

July 27, 2014 7:30 pm Video Photos

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Vet dished out food, 55-pound shells

Vet dished out food, 55-pound shells

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tom Donovan, of Portage, never set foot in Korea during the Korean War.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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OFFBEAT: Local dentist Dr. Angerman had Liberace as friend and patient

OFFBEAT: Local dentist Dr. Angerman had Liberace as friend and patient

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 22, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: June 6 was D-Day for Saipan as well as Normandy

GUEST COMMENTARY: June 6 was D-Day for Saipan as well as Normandy

On this beautiful June morning it is hard to imagine 70 years ago the carnage on Omaha Beach as Allied forces sought to retake Europe from Nazi conquest. While the media are full of pictures and speeches, old warriors like myself draw on personal memories to share.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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U-505 EXHIBIT AT MSI  – THE BASICS

U-505 EXHIBIT AT MSI – THE BASICS

The exhibition covers 35,000 square feet of space at the museum.

May 25, 2014 3:30 am Photos

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RICHARD VILLARS: Life on a U.S. nuclear submarine in the 1960s

RICHARD VILLARS: Life on a U.S. nuclear submarine in the 1960s

Richard Villars cares very much about veterans and thinks it is quite unfair that so many people do not understand the sacrifice made when you serve in the Armed Forces. He remembered a visit to the U-505 submarine when he was in school. But his memory is much more vivid of how his father, a…

May 25, 2014 3:30 am Photos

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Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

VALPARAISO | Elizabeth "Betty" Brier remembers brimming with patriotism seven decades ago, following in the footsteps of five brothers by enlisting in the military during World War II.

May 24, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Provide suicide risk screening for troops

EDITORIAL: Provide suicide risk screening for troops

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's first bill in the Senate was the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2013. He has reintroduced the legislation this month. It's a good bill that shows compassion and support for the troops.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am Video Related
Delta Air Lines glitch gives Dyer man $29 Florida airfare

Delta Air Lines glitch gives Dyer man $29 Florida airfare

DYER | Milos Rokosz periodically checks airfare prices online to see if he can get a good deal. He would rather spend a winter weekend catching grouper off the Florida coast than huddling indoors in Northwest Indiana.

December 27, 2013 6:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s legacy after a half century

GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s legacy after a half century

Shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, CBS commentator Eric Sevareid noted the principal legacy of the murdered leader might well be an "attitude," a contagious spirit that all things are possible if only we have the vision and will.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Celebrating perfectly imperfect heroes

MARC CHASE: Celebrating perfectly imperfect heroes

My Grandad could drink, smoke and swear like a sailor -- probably because from 1942-1945 he was one.

November 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. must learn from old foes in Africa, Asia

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. must learn from old foes in Africa, Asia

Considerable news has been generated by U. S. military strikes in two African countries, while less commentary is resulting from the passing of a major military leader in Asia, but the two stories are related. Regarding war and revolution, fundamental lessons are enduring.

October 12, 2013 12:00 am
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September 21, 2013 12:00 am
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: MENTORS AND FAMILY ARE CRUCIAL SUPPORT GROUP FOR NWI’S HIGH-ACHIEVERS

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: MENTORS AND FAMILY ARE CRUCIAL SUPPORT GROUP FOR NWI’S HIGH-ACHIEVERS

The Times received an unprecedented number of nominations for the 20 Under 40 awards this year and our committee read through 151 pages of recommendations. The timing could not have been better for me. We worked on this project during my first week on the job. What better way to learn about …

September 11, 2013 5:34 pm
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