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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

Lt. Col. Matt Urban called 'Gray Ghost' by Germans

Lt. Col. Matt Urban served with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in Sicily, France, Belgium and Germany during World War II.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am
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
Valpo couple celebrating 70 years of wedded bliss

Valpo couple celebrating 70 years of wedded bliss

VALPARAISO | Herb and Mary Ella Barber seem like an old married couple — teasing each other, completing each other’s sentences and smiling when they see each other.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: June 6 was D-Day for Saipan as well as Normandy

GUEST COMMENTARY: June 6 was D-Day for Saipan as well as Normandy

On this beautiful June morning it is hard to imagine 70 years ago the carnage on Omaha Beach as Allied forces sought to retake Europe from Nazi conquest. While the media are full of pictures and speeches, old warriors like myself draw on personal memories to share.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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
Lansing vet worked with POWs here, in Korea

Lansing vet worked with POWs here, in Korea

Gerhard Henning worked in a Lansing onion field as a youngster, alongside German prisoners of war, during World War II. That set the stage for his service during the Korean War.

June 09, 2014 10:15 am Video Photos

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ERNIE PYLE: The horrible waste of war

ERNIE PYLE: The horrible waste of war

NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 | I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
ERNIE PYLE: A long thin line of personal anguish

ERNIE PYLE: A long thin line of personal anguish

NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 17, 1944 | In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Americans failing on U.S. history

GUEST COMMENTARY: Americans failing on U.S. history

A quarter of Americans don't know that D-Day occurred during World War II.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
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June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Landings

D-Day Landings

D-Day Landings (1944). A Day that Shook the World. On June 6 1944, Allied troops begin their invasion of Europe with the D-Day landings in Normandy. It was the start of the final phase of WW2.A Day That Shook The World is the classic series that recalls the days of the 20th century that prov…

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Beach Landing

D-Day Beach Landing

D-Day Beach Landing (1944). This footage is of British troops jumping out of their landing craft and wading to the Normandy beach. A poignant moment is at 0.29 seconds where a man can be seen with a wedding ring on patting the back of his comrade.You can subscribe to British Pathe's YouTube …

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Enduring lessons from fateful D-Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Enduring lessons from fateful D-Day

From ancient times, amphibious military invasions are rightly regarded as particularly difficult. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the greatest such operation, the Allies’ invasion of France in World War II, on June 6, 1944 — D-Day.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Plus Invasion Scenes

D-Day Plus Invasion Scenes

Various good shots of Spitfire aeroplanes taking off from airfield. C/U boot washed up on beach. L/S bombed house. C/U soldier loading his gun. M/S as locals greet the soldiers. C/U children looking out of window at camera. Various shots of American soldiers playing poker dice. L/S soldiers …

June 05, 2014 4:42 pm
D-Day Greatest Combined Operation In World's History

D-Day Greatest Combined Operation In World's History

Title reads: "D-day - Greatest Combined Operation in World's History".Aerial shots of bombers over Northern France prior to the landings. They bomb coastline, "in softening of the German defences". Rockets are used to bombard Normandy emplacements, and fighter aircraft shoot grounded aircraf…

June 05, 2014 4:36 pm
OFFBEAT: Final weekend for Northlight's top-notch 'Lost in Yonkers'

OFFBEAT: Final weekend for Northlight's top-notch 'Lost in Yonkers'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am

D-Day soldiers knew they faced long odds to do what was right

Friday marks the 70th anniversary of WWII's Normandy landing. On the morning of June 6, 1944 Lt. Colonel Robert Lee Wolverton, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Divisio,n gathered his men for a final prayer before they went off to battle off the coast of…

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Executive Editor Bill Nangle will continue to guide and inspire

OFFBEAT: Executive Editor Bill Nangle will continue to guide and inspire

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

The last time Ralph Tarka visited the U-505 at the MSI was about two years ago just before he retired from American Airlines. But he has been a geek about military history and it’s accessories for his entire life. From a military family from the south side, he comes by his enthusiasm for the…

May 29, 2014 3:30 am Photos

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