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'I was always scared,' Korean War vet recalls

'I was always scared,' Korean War vet recalls

When Ray Dorulla was sailing to Korea, the seas were rough because of a hurricane.

February 02, 2014 5:45 pm Video Photos

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Nyles Morgan and family

Nyles Morgan and family

Nyles Morgan with his mother, Velma Sells, and father, Thomas, at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey presentation in October at Crete-Monee High School.

December 30, 2013 5:16 pm
Local man powered to study engines by prestigious scholarship

Local man powered to study engines by prestigious scholarship

Chesterton High School graduate Scott Brown was recently presented with the $5,000 Vic Edelbrock Sr. Memorial Scholarship at the Specialty Equipment Marketers Association trade show in Las Vegas.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am
Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Separated by war, reunited after 63 years

Ted Erceg spent 63 years wondering if the boy who grew up a block away in Gary's Kirk Yard neighborhood made it out of the Korean War alive.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Nyles Morgan with mom and dad

Nyles Morgan with mom and dad

Crete-Monee linebacker Nyles Morgan with his mother, Velma Sells, and father, Thomas Morgan, at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey presentation Tuesday

October 08, 2013 4:09 pm
Nyles Morgan receives All-American Bowl Jersey

Nyles Morgan receives All-American Bowl Jersey

Crete-Monee linebacker Nyles Morgan receives his U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey Tuesday from members of the Army. The game is Jan. 4 in San Antonio.

October 08, 2013 4:07 pm
Nyles Morgan, Crete-Monee

Nyles Morgan, Crete-Monee

Crete-Mone linebacker Nyles Morgan addresses the crowd after receiving his U.S. Army All-American jersey at school on Tuesday.

October 08, 2013 4:07 pm
Korea was war in all but name

Korea was war in all but name

The Korean War was unlike any the United States had fought before, in part because it technically wasn't a war.

August 17, 2013 8:00 pm Video Photos

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Memorial service planned for slain Gary veteran

Memorial service planned for slain Gary veteran

GARY | A Gary man who went from homeless military veteran to church handyman will be remembered by his church family and community next weekend.

July 12, 2013 10:51 am
Cadet Lush graduates from West Point

Cadet Lush graduates from West Point

Cadet Joseph Lush, son of Michael Lush, of Highland, and Jo Anne Cummings, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 26.

July 22, 2012 12:00 am
Hobart soldier surprises kids with 'special present'

Hobart soldier surprises kids with 'special present'

Grace Ward hugs her father, Seth Ward, when he returned for a brief visit during the holidays last year.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
Hobart soldier surprises kids with 'special present'

Hobart soldier surprises kids with 'special present'

Seth Ward hugs his children Grace, 5, and Levi, 7, after he surprised them June 10.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
Fort Carson to honor fallen Dyer soldier at memorial service

Fort Carson to honor fallen Dyer soldier at memorial service

FORT CARSON, Colo. | A memorial service is being held for a Fort Carson soldier who was killed on his third deployment to Afghanistan.

April 25, 2012 11:15 am
'The Blues Brothers' famed Dixie Square mall coming down

'The Blues Brothers' famed Dixie Square mall coming down

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and various political dignitaries gathered Wednesday morning for a ceremony to mark the start of demolition of the Dixie Square Mall. The mall was made famous through the filming there of "The Blues Brothers" movie.

February 16, 2012 12:00 am
'The Blues Brothers' famed Dixie Square mall coming down

'The Blues Brothers' famed Dixie Square mall coming down

The Dixie Square Mall closed nearly 30 years ago and was made famous through the filming there of "The Blues Brothers" movie. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Wednesday that demolition is to begin on the mall in an effort to revitalize the area.

February 16, 2012 12:00 am
Merkley Elementary School fourth-graders get visit from classmate's cousin in Army

Merkley Elementary School fourth-graders get visit from classmate's cousin in Army

Tyler Conner, 10, sits next to his cousin, Army Sgt. Tim Johannsen, 23, of Westville, during a visit Tuesday to Tyler's fourth-grade classroom at Merkley Elementary School in Highland. Johannsen, who is on leave until late February, talked about his experience serving in Afghanistan.

February 14, 2012 7:00 pm
Merkley Elementary School fourth-graders get visit from classmate's cousin in Army

Merkley Elementary School fourth-graders get visit from classmate's cousin in Army

Tyler Conner, 10, sits in front of his fourth-grade class at Merkley Elementary School in Highland with his cousin, Army Sgt. Tim Johannsen, 23, of Westville, who returned from Afghanistan Dec. 29. Johannsen on Tuesday visited Anna Marie Pizer's classroom at Merkley.

February 14, 2012 7:00 pm
Merkley Elementary School fourth-graders get visit from classmate's cousin in Army

Merkley Elementary School fourth-graders get visit from classmate's cousin in Army

Tyler Conner, left, 10, of Highland, watches with his cousin, Army Sgt. Tim Johannsen, 23, of Westville, as Tyler's classmates Mason Plebarski, 9, back, and Cody LeNeave, 10, demonstrate the Army crawl Tuesday in Anna Marie Pizer's fourth-grade class at Merkley Elementary School in Highland.

February 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Military experiences led to a season of wounded veterans

This is a season that, for a variety of reasons, conjures up for me endless pictures of veterans having been wounded. I suppose this season peaked with Veterans Day and just kept going on and on. I think I know why.

November 27, 2011 12:00 am
Army medic honored during funeral in Wheatfield

Army medic honored during funeral in Wheatfield

Friends and family of Kankakee Valley High School graduate and U.S. Army Sgt. Ronald Evans Taylor pay their respects Saturday as the hearse rolls away during the funeral service for Taylor in Wheatfield. Taylor completed two tours in Iraq and was found last week dead in an apparent homicide …

October 22, 2011 3:00 pm
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