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Polish Alliance taking area vets to D.C. ceremony

CROWN POINT | Area veterans from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and Afghanistan will attend a ceremony honoring Lt. Col. Matt Urban at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 23, courtesy of the Crown Point Silver Bells Chapter of the Polish National Alliance.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am Related
"That's my favorite ship - The Big Mo."

"That's my favorite ship - The Big Mo."

Korean War veteran Tom Donovan talks about his time aboard the USS Missouri.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm
EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

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.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Korean veteran was a quiet hero and patriot

Korean veteran was a quiet hero and patriot

Korean Conflict veteran Stanley Koliboski, who was living in Schererville when he died last spring at 87, kept an U.S. Army uniform that fit him his whole adult life. Though he was proud of his service, his widow Theresa said recently, he didn’t like to talk about it.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Oilmen game to raise funds for Veterans Build Project

WHITING | Baseball, hot dogs and support for the nation's veterans has become a tradition at the Whiting Oilmen's annual Veteran Benefit Night scheduled for Tuesday at Oil City Stadium.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am
"There's not a day that goes by that I'm not in Korea..."

"There's not a day that goes by that I'm not in Korea..."

Portage's Elliott Sortillo was 15 years old when he enlisted with the Army. He was quickly in Korea where he was captured and spent 30 months as a POW.

June 22, 2014 7:00 pm
World War II vet keeps busy as bellman

World War II vet keeps busy as bellman

Lowell's Bill Vermillion celebrated his 90th birthday in June and continues to work as bell captain at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza. He wouldn't want it any other way.

June 19, 2014 7:30 pm
"I kept firing, and I didn't let the enemy through."

"I kept firing, and I didn't let the enemy through."

Hammond's John Gamez was wounded twice and earned the Silver Star Medal for his courageous action in the Korean War.

June 15, 2014 5:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Let veterans receive health care in NWI

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let veterans receive health care in NWI

Imagine you are a veteran in Lake, Porter or LaPorte County. Perhaps you fought many years ago in World War II or Korea, or in Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan. You served your country with honor.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am
Gerhard Henning

Gerhard Henning

U.S. Army Cpl. Gerhard Henning, of Lansing, served in the Korean War. He wore his Army uniform recently for the first time since he got home from Korea more than 60 years ago.

June 08, 2014 12:00 pm
"The Chinese would attack with thousands at night, screaming."

"The Chinese would attack with thousands at night, screaming."

Lithuanian emigrant Kestutis Sidabras was among the first U.S. draftees to serve in the Korean War. He served 21 months in the conflict with an engineering battalion.

June 01, 2014 8:00 pm

EDITORIAL: VA shouldn't wait on needed reforms

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is under increasing pressure to resign or, better yet, immediately improve the treatment of U.S. veterans.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Remembering veterans is start toward recovery

GUEST COMMENTARY: Remembering veterans is start toward recovery

World War II veterans are becoming scarce as we approach the 69th anniversary of what we call "The Greatest Generation." Each day the newspaper records the passing of more buddies and shipmates of what was once 16 million men and women in all branches of the services.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

For every joyful image of a soldier embracing their family after a long deployment, we must not forget the flag-covered caskets returning home. On Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice miles away from their homes.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am
BOB HEISSE: Korean War vets' stories worth seeing

BOB HEISSE: Korean War vets' stories worth seeing

One by one, videos of Korean War veterans from our region are being added to the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Essence of Memorial Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Essence of Memorial Day

The scandal regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continues to escalate rapidly, providing a major ethical as well as political challenge to the Obama administration. Allegations of willful neglect and falsification of records are indeed shocking.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am

Vets push alternate treatment for PTSD

Ken "Doc" Coleman knows first-hand what many veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are going through.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

National veterans convoy to stop at PHS Tuesday

PORTAGE | On Tuesday, a convoy of motorcyclists will be traveling through Portage, stopping off at Portage High School for a program with the school's JROTC students.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am
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
GUEST COMMENTARY: Military, veterans deserve never-ending gratitude

GUEST COMMENTARY: Military, veterans deserve never-ending gratitude

The men and women of the U.S. military make huge sacrifices to protect our freedoms. To make sure we never forget that fact, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
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