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War In Afghanistan

Local Marine, fellow servicemen 'summit Everest' to help Wounded Warriors

It took a region Marine and 14 of his fellow servicemen nine hours last weekend to "scale Everest" using the strength of their arms.

August 12, 2013 6:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Afghanistan insurgent attacks underscore high stakes

GUEST COMMENTARY: Afghanistan insurgent attacks underscore high stakes

On June 25, Afghanistan insurgents detonated a car bomb and fought security forces in front of the presidential palace. The area is the most heavily guarded in the country. Penetrating the enormous security apparatus is a major success, but spectacular attacks of various types are nothing ne…

June 29, 2013 12:00 am
Paralympics an inspiration to war-wounded athletes

Paralympics an inspiration to war-wounded athletes

LONDON | The explosion that took away Brad Snyder's sight couldn't touch the Navy lieutenant's fighting spirit.

September 05, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Hammond soldier receives Purple Heart for combat injuries

Hammond soldier receives Purple Heart for combat injuries

Brig. Gen. Joe Osburn, 81st Troop Command commander, presents Spc. Doug Rachowicz with the Purple Heart on Friday during a ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Valparaiso. The Hammond soldier returned home a month ago after he was injured in early January in an explosion in Afghanistan t…

May 04, 2012 11:50 am
Hammond soldier receives Purple Heart for combat injuries

Hammond soldier receives Purple Heart for combat injuries

Jenna Rachowicz, 7, watches Friday as her father, U.S. Army Spc. Doug Rachowicz, is presented with the Purple Heart medal during a ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Valparaiso.

May 04, 2012 11:50 am
DOUG ROSS: Where's the exit sign in Afghanistan?

DOUG ROSS: Where's the exit sign in Afghanistan?

As President Barack Obama prepares his State of the Union address, to be delivered tonight, and as Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels prepares his Republican rebuttal -- a clear sign we are a nation divided, not united -- there's one topic they must not forget: Afghanistan.

January 24, 2012 12:00 am
Funeral services for Army hero Jim Butz set for Tuesday

Funeral services for Army hero Jim Butz set for Tuesday

PORTER | Funeral services for U.S. Army Spc. Jim Butz have been set for 11 a.m. Tuesday.

October 06, 2011 2:30 pm
MARK KIESLING: Ten years later, it's time to bring them home

MARK KIESLING: Ten years later, it's time to bring them home

If somehow we could realize the British and the Soviets -- then among the most powerful nations in the world -- could not bring rag-tag Afghan rebels to their knees, then why are we there?

September 11, 2011 12:00 am

War, bias, tougher travel are among legacies of Sept. 11

While the impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has waned over the past decade, Charles Gallmeier said the events of that fateful day were profound enough to have left a lasting impact on this country.

September 03, 2011 8:30 pm
Professors: U.S. air strikes help rebels for now, but military spread thin

Professors: U.S. air strikes help rebels for now, but military spread thin

Though U.S. military air support has stabilized the position of rebels fighting against the regime's dictator in Libya, it is unclear if it will turn the tide in the rebels' favor, two region political science experts said.

March 22, 2011 10:00 pm Related

Visclosky debunks 2% 'tax holiday' agreement

CROWN POINT | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky told more than 60 constituents Sunday at American Legion Post 20 in Crown Point he recently saw Robin Hood in reverse at work in the nation's Capitol.

January 10, 2011 12:00 am
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