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.
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.
On April 30, 1968, during a battle in the jungles of Vietnam, Bruce Wayne Staehli, a 19-year-old from Merrillville, went missing in action. His body was never found. Paul Banik and John Essex, along with Roy Foreman want to make sure he is never forgotten.
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., warned Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday that he "risks setting off catastrophic events" if Russian forces advance beyond the Crimean Peninsula and invade Ukraine.
A retired U.S. Army colonel, who grew up in Lake County, believes America’s perpetual wars for an ever elusive peace in the post-Vietnam era are due in part to the nation’s all-volunteer military.
I really enjoyed Gary Ziolkowski's recent letter in which he contends President Barack Obama is individually dragging down his administration.
Here we go again! Sliding sidewise into war seems to be America's way of getting into a war that ends up with the U.S. paying the price in treasure and lives. Even worse, are we headed for perpetual war in the Middle East? What is the end game?
The Memorial Day established in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln is gradually fading into history. It was meant to establish into our national memory the sacrifice of thousands of sons and daughters who gave their lives in service to their country in peace and war.
Frank Liddaewi, St. John | "Yes. They hate Americans and have been cornered. They see our presence in South Korea and it's pressing the North. They feel the need to respond."
Region views on North Korea's talk of war
Heather Whitmore, Highland | "Absolutely. Nobody wants nuclear war. Whether it affects us or not, it's a ripple effect that causes problems."
Robert Garibay, Schererville | "Yes. They've got nuclear missiles. They need to work at keeping peace. Obama needs to go to North Korea and talk to their leader."
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