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'Angel's' advice helped wounded soldier survive

'Angel's' advice helped wounded soldier survive

As Sgt. John Gamez lay in a ditch, bleeding from lower torso wounds near Wonju, South Korea, he thought he saw an angel.

June 15, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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Korean service just a stop on Lithuanian expatriate's odyssey

Korean service just a stop on Lithuanian expatriate's odyssey

Lithuania lost an estimated 30 percent of its population from 1940 to 1953 as tens of thousands of Lithuanians fled the eastern European nation, which had been devastated by Russian and Nazi occupiers in World War II.

June 01, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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Highland man used T-square, camera in war effort

Highland man used T-square, camera in war effort

Robert E. Montgomery II was in Korea to rebuild and preserve, not to search and destroy, in the waning days of the Korean War.

March 09, 2014 5:30 pm Video Photos

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'Harbor guy' saw many faces of Korea as war wound down

'Harbor guy' saw many faces of Korea as war wound down

The only time Fred Schultz so much as felt menaced in his 15-month stint as an Air Force radio operator in the Korean War was during a torch-lit May Day demonstration outside his fence-protected base in 1953.

March 02, 2014 11:30 pm Video Photos

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Vet convinced God was protecting him

Vet convinced God was protecting him

There were times when Ed Wroblewski had to feel there was someone watching over him as he served aboard the USS Floyd B. Parks in the Korean War.

February 09, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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Mechanic battled rust, disengaged clutches in Korea

Mechanic battled rust, disengaged clutches in Korea

Larry Skonie violated the Army's cardinal rule: Never volunteer for anything.

January 26, 2014 9:00 pm Video Photos

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Chef's goose nearly cooked in Korean War

Chef's goose nearly cooked in Korean War

The obsolete, World War II-era Army truck John R. Rattray Sr. called home for a year in Korea was "the most important vehicle we had" because GIs like their chow, the Korean War veteran said.

December 22, 2013 6:15 pm Video
Korean War veteran recalls bumpy road to U.S. citizenship

Korean War veteran recalls bumpy road to U.S. citizenship

Korean War veteran Manoly Traycoff didn't take a nationally known pop singer's vow seriously, but he took an induction center Army officer at his word.

November 24, 2013 6:00 pm Video
Korea's bitter cold hard on troops

Korea's bitter cold hard on troops

For Ted Erceg, seeing Korean War refugees travel through hard-crusted snow in 40 below zero temperatures amid Siberian winds was bad. Worse yet, they were tramping through it in sandals, the former soldier originally from Gary recalled.

November 09, 2013 11:46 pm Video Related

PAPER PROTECTION: Orders of protection aren't for everyone

HAMMOND | The “demand” for orders of protection in Lake County seemingly would be highest in Hammond, which is the county's largest city and also leads in domestic violence numbers, although Gary's statistics are incomplete because Gary does not participate in the county's data system. Gary …

March 07, 2013 10:21 pm Related
PAPER PROTECTION: Undeterred abusers, uncooperative victims thwart assistance

PAPER PROTECTION: Undeterred abusers, uncooperative victims thwart assistance

Maybe there was nothing the courts and police could have done to avert the suspected domestic battery deaths of at least 22 region residents who have been killed since 2010.

March 05, 2013 12:00 am
PAPER PROTECTION: Power and control dynamic sets batterers apart

PAPER PROTECTION: Power and control dynamic sets batterers apart

In a follow-up visit to determine if TJ Myricks wanted to keep an order of protection she had against her abusive boyfriend in 2008, the young Gary woman went into a judge's chambers and pondered the jurist's questions:

March 03, 2013 8:57 pm
PAPER PROTECTION: Delay is 'ultimate weapon' in batterer defense

PAPER PROTECTION: Delay is 'ultimate weapon' in batterer defense

If delay is "the ultimate tactic" of defense attorneys in litigating domestic battery cases, then many alleged offenders in Lake County appear to be outflanking the courts, a state victim's advocate says.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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PAPER PROTECTION: Persistent violations, bungled case shred faith in system

PAPER PROTECTION: Persistent violations, bungled case shred faith in system

CROWN POINT | Phyllis Roy believes her domestic battery case involved two assailants — her husband, who was convicted of the crime, and the legal system she says failed to protect her after the conviction.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Passage of domestic violence bill a victory for local shelters

Passage of domestic violence bill a victory for local shelters

Congress on Thursday passed a more ambitious version of the Violence Against Women Act, sending the measure to President Barack Obama, who said he would sign the bill "as soon as it hits my desk."

February 28, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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Union wages rival college incomes, beckon young workers

Union wages rival college incomes, beckon young workers

HOBART | Che Taylor tried business management studies at Ivy Tech Community College, but after a semester and a half, the Gary native knew his real calling was to follow his dad -- a retired U.S. Steel steelworker -- into the mills.

September 05, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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ArcelorMittal's effort to grow own workforce forged by necessity

ArcelorMittal's effort to grow own workforce forged by necessity

In a perfect world, students would graduate from high school certified either work-ready or college-ready.

September 04, 2011 10:30 pm Photos

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Interview crucial for hiring, but so are 'commitments'

CHESTERTON | Daniel Diaz interviewed well for a spot in the Young Hoosier Conservation Corps. But he got hired because of how well he conducted himself after the interview.

September 04, 2011 12:00 am
Young Hoosier Conservation Corps offers job training

Young Hoosier Conservation Corps offers job training

The post hole Daniel Diaz and John Poole dug in the sandy, gravel-strewn curb at Indiana Dunes State Park was a smooth-sided work of landscape art, sunk to the proper depth and waiting for a post.

September 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Early job search setbacks can plague young workers for decades

Early job search setbacks can plague young workers for decades

Younger workers are disproportionately affected by recessions and always have been, which gives economists insight into the long-term consequences of stumbling out of the gate into the job market, Don Coffin said.

September 02, 2011 7:30 pm
NWI college grads' choices: Part-time work or back to school

NWI college grads' choices: Part-time work or back to school

Bad timing. Recent college graduates frequently hear that observation as they seek employment in a job market still reeling from the Great Recession.

September 02, 2011 6:45 pm Photos

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