| Nov 13, 2009
The massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, last week has shined a harsh, unremitting light on the hold that "political correctness" has on the American military. There is an eruption of commentary on the appalling results of ignoring disturbing things so as not to...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 6:37 PM
John C. Raaen Jr. still remembers the little jets of seawater kicked up by German machine-gun bullets.
It was June 6, 1944 — D-Day — and the ramp of his landing craft had just dropped onto the sands of Omaha Beach.
Raaen, a 22-year-old...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:52 PM
ELKHART COUNTY – When you talk about farming, you usually think of raising cows, pigs or chickens, but how about worms?
That’s the case of an Army veteran wounded in Iraq who is now raising worms as part of a cash crop, but not for fishing....
| Feb 14, 2013
Slowly my fingers slid along the surface.
"You know, that's made of Quincy granite," our tour guide said, as my hand went down the edge of John Adams's tomb.
Across the room, my travel partner — and future best man — Bryan Buckler did...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:35 PM
The Body of War
TV host Phil Donahue will be present for Q&A, with EMMY-Award-Winning TV journalists, Ira Joe Fisher and Morton Dean.
Friday, Feb. 1, 7:30p.m. The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, (203) 438-5795,...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Longtime Eagles and James Gang guitarist Joe Walsh, whose 1991 solo album is titled Ordinary Average Guy, recently visited a group of extraordinary guys at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. The musician sang songs, signed autographs...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Bruce Alfred Pierce, 84, of Hagerstown, Md., passed from this life Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Julia Manor Health Care Center in Hagerstown.
Born July 13, 1928, in Hendersonville, N.C., he was the son of the late Lee Felia and Dorothy Helen (Graves)...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Even as a freshman entering Wheaton North High School, Samuel Watts had his heart set on joining the military. “He just wanted to serve,” his …...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 1:05 AM
The outdoors is known to have therapeutic values. The values are magnified tremendously when wounded warriors are the recipients.
Outdoorsman, writer and television personality Jim Zumbo of Cody, Wyo., coordinates hunting and fishing trips for Purple...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 2:57 PM
An injured Anderson soldier is one step closer to getting a home that meets his needs.
Several unions have agreed to work together to build a home that is handicap accessible for Tim Senkowski.
The unions were contacted by The Path Home, a non-profit...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:14 PM
Windber Medical Center CEO Barbara Cliff presented the center's 2012 VeteranCare Service Award to Dr. Kim Marley Thursday night at a special recognition ceremony at the Windber American Legion.
The award is given each year to a veteran who has...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 2:06 PM
The Ryan A. Balmer American Legion Post 161 will host an upcoming benefit to support Army Spc. Lucas Oppelt, a 2000 Mishawaka High School graduate critically injured in Afghanistan over Memorial Day weekend.
WHEN: 4 to 9 p.m. June 30 (Saturday)