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War In Afghanistan

TOM SILEO: Leave porch light on for fallen hero

TOM SILEO: Leave porch light on for fallen hero

When 6-year-old Darren Baysore looks up into the night sky, he thinks of his dad.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TOM SILEO: Sights, sounds of aftermath remain with me

TOM SILEO: Sights, sounds of aftermath remain with me

Three years ago, 31 U.S. troops were killed when a military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
TOM SILEO: Fly 24 flags in war hero's honor

TOM SILEO: Fly 24 flags in war hero's honor

Robert and Linda Ollis were on an August 2013 trip to London when they were awoken by a call from back home. Their oldest daughter, Kimberly, needed to relay a neighbor's troubling message.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TOM SILEO: My heart aches for Garabrant's sacrifice

TOM SILEO: My heart aches for Garabrant's sacrifice

On April 4, U.S. Marine Cpl. Brandon Garabrant updated his Facebook page as the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion left North Carolina's Camp Lejeune for Afghanistan.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

The furor over the American POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to escalate. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on June 11 faced hostile questioning before the House Armed Services Committee. Members of Congress complained the White House broke the law by not consulting in advance

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

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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