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MARC CHASE: Help foster region's proudest of traditions

MARC CHASE: Help foster region's proudest of traditions

Military volunteerism is one of the proudest traditions permeating region and state history since Indiana's infancy.

23 hours ago

Think of wounded vets who can't shovel snow

Next time you even think of complaining about having to shovel snow, just think of our wounded, paralyzed and traumatized veterans who would love to be outside shoveling snow.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am
Charity luncheon benefits Honor Flight Chicago

Charity luncheon benefits Honor Flight Chicago

SCHERERVILLE | More than 300 people gathered Sunday at Teibel's Restaurant to raise money to send armed forces veterans in Northwest Indiana on the spring Honor Flight.

February 16, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Homeless vet gets life back together at PSC

Homeless vet gets life back together at PSC

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A once homeless veteran is turning into a true success story at Prairie State College.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
Homeless vet gets life back together at PSC

Homeless vet gets life back together at PSC

Larry Echols, a veteran and student at Prairie State College, was recognized as a "Rising Star" at the graduation ceremony for the Building Trades, Painting and Drywall Pre-Apprenticeship Program "for demonstrating ambition and a strong will to succeed." With him on the left is Lisa Ziegler,…

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
"We got shot upon quite a bit of times."

"We got shot upon quite a bit of times."

Veteran Ed Mech talks about his experiences as a medic and an ambulance driver during the Korean War.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am
"It's a war we probably really didn't need to be in."

"It's a war we probably really didn't need to be in."

Veteran Louis Kaplan spent 14 months serving in the Korean War as a radio operator in the U.S. Army.

January 13, 2014 12:00 am

Portage Legion post hosts help session Saturday for NWI vets

PORTAGE | Portage American Legion Post 260 will hold a help/informational seminar for veterans regarding the Veterans Administration from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the post, 5675 Mulberry Ave. Doors open at 1.

January 11, 2014 7:09 pm
"Mortar fire and shrapnel were coming down almost like rain."

"Mortar fire and shrapnel were coming down almost like rain."

Korean War veteran Bruce Ross talks about his time in Korea.

January 06, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County needs to add veterans court

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County needs to add veterans court

Rich James’ March 25 column, “Show Some Compassion for Lake County’s Troubled Veterans,” caught my attention. Many comments on the column were critical of the idea, suggesting that it would be a waste of money because Lake County courts, as they exist, would be sufficient to handle any parti…

December 19, 2013 2:45 pm
"You figured that's your duty."

"You figured that's your duty."

Korean War veteran Charles "Mike" Mikovetz talks about his time in Korea.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
"It was the best thing in the world for me to start my life."

"It was the best thing in the world for me to start my life."

Korean War veteran Joe Pupillo talks about his service time in Korea.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
"I'd like to hear them say it's not the Forgotten War."

"I'd like to hear them say it's not the Forgotten War."

Korean War veteran Manoly Traycoff talks about his time in Korea.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
"I had never been welcomed at home from the two wars."

"I had never been welcomed at home from the two wars."

Korean War veteran Eugene Hanyzewski talks about his time in Korea.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
"War is stupid."

"War is stupid."

Korean War veteran Ted Erceg talks about his time in Korea.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
Vietnam vets among largest group on hand for Stoney Run service

Vietnam vets among largest group on hand for Stoney Run service

LEROY | Jim Koutz was traveling deep into the countryside of Vietnam last summer, more than 40 years after leaving the country and its unpopular war behind.

November 09, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Cal City vet's poetry to be read on Veterans Day at D.C. memorial

Cal City vet's poetry to be read on Veterans Day at D.C. memorial

Thomas Crane reading the poem that will be recited at the Veterans Day ceremony in Washington, D.C.

November 09, 2013 4:20 pm

Hobart VFW offering vets free breakfasts Saturday

HOBART | Free breakfast will be offered to veterans from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Hobart VFW Post 5365, 540 S. Indiana St.

November 08, 2013 12:00 am
Valpo-area vet recalls time in Korea

Valpo-area vet recalls time in Korea

Korean War and Vietnam War veteran William Parks is shown in a military photograph.

November 07, 2013 3:35 pm
Valpo-area vet recalls time in Korea

Valpo-area vet recalls time in Korea

Korean War and Vietnam War veteran William Parks is pinned with his E9 rank by wife Wilma Parks in this family photograph.

November 07, 2013 3:35 pm
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