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Vietnam War

A somber honor: Honor Flight vet visits memorial bearing name of his son

A somber honor: Honor Flight vet visits memorial bearing name of his son

HIGHLAND | Al Whitaker fought in World War II as a gunner for the Navy, yet his most devastating nightmare would come decades later when his doorbell rang on a cold winter's night on Feb. 15, 1969.

July 23, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform — scouts, firefighters and police as well as the military — traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history — and present. The current Ve…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
Some local vets also face long wait for benefits

Some local vets also face long wait for benefits

Daniel Holmes was told his application for veterans administration benefits would be a "slam dunk."

May 30, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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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
Coats rips management of U.S. veterans agency

Coats rips management of U.S. veterans agency

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., condemned the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday, claiming the federal agency is plagued by a culture of mismanagement and indifference to veterans' needs.

May 12, 2014 5:00 pm
Slideshow: A mother's letters

Slideshow: A mother's letters

Bruce Staehli's mother, Goldeen Staehli, wrote dozens of letters to U.S. and Marine officials while her son was Missing in Action in Vietnam. The letters lend a poignant look at a mother's fears, anxiety and hope about her beloved missing youngest son.

April 26, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Reader looking for local photo help to honor Vietnam Vets

OFFBEAT: Reader looking for local photo help to honor Vietnam Vets

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 14, 2014 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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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
GUEST COMMENTARY: Vietnam’s Internet censorship a step backward

GUEST COMMENTARY: Vietnam’s Internet censorship a step backward

"Fundamental freedoms apply online just as they do offline," declared the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam on Aug. 6, in response to an announcement from Hanoi that Internet communications must focus on sharing personal information and not expression of views on politics or policies. The new policy f…

August 10, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Poison gas accusations greatly raise stakes in Syria

GUEST COMMENTARY: Poison gas accusations greatly raise stakes in Syria

The brutal continuing civil war in Syria now includes allegations that there has been use of poison gas by the Assad regime. Gas employed in war presents an especially horrifying specter, which in turn risks raising the stakes for both sides.

May 25, 2013 12:00 am
1968 Portrait Photo of Playwright Anthony "Joe" Seed

1968 Portrait Photo of Playwright Anthony "Joe" Seed

Playwright Anthony "Joe" Seed is shown in a portrait photo taken just after he returned from the Vietnam War. Seed, who went into military service after graduating from Hobart High School in 1965, is now writing plays, many with themes related to his Vietnam experience.

March 10, 2013 12:00 am
Short Subject Success: Retirement brings new career for local playwright

Short Subject Success: Retirement brings new career for local playwright

Anthony "Joe" Seed still remembers the five years he worked as a journalist, including his span as a reporter at The Hammond Times in 1976, and some of the stories published that grabbed the interest of readers.

March 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Saving Our Heritage dates set for May

Saving Our Heritage dates set for May

LANSING | Saving our Heritage will be held at Lan-Oak Park in Lansing on May 18 and 19.

January 29, 2013 2:25 pm

Region has strong connection to Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Thirty years ago, top political and military brass gathered in Constitution Gardens on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to dedicate the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a symbol of healing for a nation and its warriors from one of America’s most divisive wars.

November 19, 2012 5:08 pm
OFFBEAT: Highland reader eager for bus trip to see Bobby Vinton

OFFBEAT: Highland reader eager for bus trip to see Bobby Vinton

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Region Medal of Honor recipients remembered as award turns 150

Region Medal of Honor recipients remembered as award turns 150

More than four decades ago, East Chicago Marine Lance Cpl. Emilio De La Garza Jr. used his body to absorb the explosion of an enemy grenade in Vietnam, giving his life to save fellow platoon members.

July 11, 2012 12:51 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Finally, Vietnam veterans are being welcomed home

GUEST COMMENTARY: Finally, Vietnam veterans are being welcomed home

We were called. We served. We fought. We sacrificed. We died for our country, our family and for future generations.

May 28, 2012 12:00 am
FROM THE FARM: Veteran's Day special for many reasons

FROM THE FARM: Veteran's Day special for many reasons

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 09, 2011 12:00 am
Vets remember POWs and MIA at Lansing vigil

Vets remember POWs and MIA at Lansing vigil

LANSING | The rains that fell Saturday night couldn't put out the watch fire that members of the Lansing Vietnam Veterans Memorial ceremonial honor guard built under the Vietnam helicopter.

September 04, 2011 11:30 pm Photos

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