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By now, most know that nearly 1,000 black pilots challenged the status quo by their courage and discipline in protecting American B-17s. As bomber escorts, they flew the P-51 planes with red tails made famous in the movie “Red Tails.”
W.F. “Bill” Wellman’s recent visit to Washington, D.C., was a long day full of surprises.
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During the 3 1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the United States produced 22 aircraft carriers, eight battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 20…
Repeating words like love, peace, joy, that are time-worn just does not seem right this year.
This past week has given us the coldest temperatures of the winter. It should take a few weeks for the effects to pass, but once passed, it may be that winter has been blunted for the year.
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.
HOBART | The Hobart American Legion Post 54, 208 S. Linda St., will hold a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at 11 a.m. today.
For the last week or so I have been bugging my wife about a book that I am reading. Barb usually finds a way to shift the conversation, a skill honed during 20+ years of marriage.
My Grandad could drink, smoke and swear like a sailor -- probably because from 1942-1945 he was one.
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.
CHICAGO | Listen to the many harrowing stories of war, suffering and survival, all under one roof:
If you lock someone out after he or she already paid admission, an angry protest is sure to follow.
About a week ago, I had the honor of attending the annual Lake County Taste of Care at Avalon Manor in Hobart, with proceeds to benefit Honor Flight Northwest Indiana.
PORTAGE | When Rich Birs, 94, was wounded on April 15, 1945, in combat on Okinawa, shrapnel in his leg was so disastrous it ended his four years of service.
The Korean War was unlike any the United States had fought before, in part because it technically wasn't a war.
Carmen Foresta, 87, of Dolton, shows photos of himself from Korea in 1952, left, and later at Camp Polk, La. Foresta is a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.
Carmen Foresta, 87, of Dolton, shows the U.S. Army jacket he wore during the Korean War. Foresta, who served in the 3rd Infantry Division during that war, is also a veteran of World War II.
Sexual assaults in the military have been in the news lately, but it's not a new issue. Troops' sexual appetites have plagued the military as long as anyone can remember.
Elizabeth "Betty" Vendl, photographed in 1943 during World War II in the potato patch of the gardens at the family farm, died at her home on Friday, July 12 at age 93.
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