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Heritage of Heroes pays tribute to soldiers

Heritage of Heroes pays tribute to soldiers

Jack Gump, of Valparaiso American Legion Post 94, plays taps at the Heritage of Heroes Festival in Valparaiso Saturday.

May 25, 2013 6:39 pm
Heritage of Heroes pays tribute to soldiers

Heritage of Heroes pays tribute to soldiers

Will Heili, left, of Dyer, and Mike Walker, of Hobart, talk about the gun aboard a vintage Army Jeep at Valparaiso's Heritage of Heroes Festival Saturday.

May 25, 2013 6:38 pm
Heritage of Heroes pays tribute to soldiers

Heritage of Heroes pays tribute to soldiers

Bill Wellman addresses the Heritage of Heroes Festival in Valparaiso Saturday.

May 25, 2013 6:38 pm
WWII vet receives piece of his history

WWII vet receives piece of his history

MERRILLVILLE | In December 1944, William Kadar left his Army duffel bag behind as he headed into battle on the frontline in Mittelwihr, France, entering a building to take shelter.

January 08, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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NE Ind. museum selling dozens of military vehicles

AUBURN, Ind. | A war museum in northeastern Indiana is putting about 80 old military vehicles up for sale as it works to pay off a loan and avoid foreclosure.

November 13, 2012 12:00 am
Joan Martin hosts Veterans Day celebration

Joan Martin hosts Veterans Day celebration

HOBART | Joan Martin Elementary hosted a Veterans Day celebration on Friday, Nov. 9. During the Joan Martin Elementary School assembly for veterans, 40 were honored for their service to the country.

November 12, 2012 1:48 pm Photos

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Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

World War II veteran Andrew Orich, of Hammond, served as an airplane mechanic in the Army Air Force during World War II and eventually got off the ground while working as an anti-sub scout.

November 12, 2012 12:00 am
Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

World War II veteran Ralph Boardman poses with his Purple Heart at his home in Lansing.

November 12, 2012 12:00 am
Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

A wedding portrait of Andrew Orich and his wife, Dolores Orich, of Hammond. Andrew Orich served in the Army Air Force during World War II and went three years without a furlough. When he finally was given a leave, he married Dolores.

November 12, 2012 12:00 am
Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

World War II veteran Ralph Boardman, of Lansing, received a Purple Heart because he lost his sight after being struck in the left eye by shrapnel during the invasion of the Mariana Islands and Guam.

November 12, 2012 12:00 am
Service honors brave who preserved land of free

Service honors brave who preserved land of free

LEROY | About 100 people attending Saturday's service honoring veterans at Stoney Run County Park were urged to contact their congressmen to end the budget deadlock that could affect funding for veterans' services.

November 10, 2012 8:32 pm
WWII vet's duffel bag coming home 68 years later

WWII vet's duffel bag coming home 68 years later

MERRILLVILLE | To his family, William Kadar, a WWII veteran and former German prisoner of war, is a hero, and now they are getting the chance to show their appreciation for what he suffered almost 70 years ago.

November 10, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Porter County WWII vets tell their stories for documentary

Porter County WWII vets tell their stories for documentary

World War II veteran Max Beier looks over his old photos Friday in his Valparaiso home. Beier served in the Battle of the Bulge and agreed to be interviewed for a new documentary.

November 10, 2012 3:26 pm
Porter County WWII vets tell their stories for documentary

Porter County WWII vets tell their stories for documentary

Max Beier, of Valparaiso, served in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. Beier agreed to be interviewed about his service for a documentary because he felt it was important for future generations.

November 10, 2012 3:26 pm
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World War II veteran Andrew Orich poses for a portrait at his home in Hammond.

November 09, 2012 4:14 pm
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World War II veteran Andrew Orich poses for a portrait at his home in Hammond.

November 09, 2012 4:14 pm
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A military photograph of Ralph Boardman, right, of Lansing, and a friend while stationed in California.

November 09, 2012 4:13 pm
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A family photograph of Ralph Boardman and his late wife Nellie Boardman, of Lansing.

November 09, 2012 4:13 pm
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A family photograph of Andrew Orich and his wife Dolores Orich, of Hammond.

November 09, 2012 4:14 pm
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A military photograph of Ralph Boardman, of Lansing.

November 09, 2012 4:12 pm
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