The war in Vietnam only ended this week for Ho Van Thanh. Read more →
Five men, all over 60 years are biking to raise money for wounded soldiers. Read more →
There are war criminals and there are war criminals. Today’s Associated Press report that a Nazi responsible for wiping out a village is living in Minneapolis has gotten well-deserved attention and it’s instigated a debate on the proper U.S. response to the revelation. We understandably are repulsed at the very notion that someone could slaughter Read more →
Walter Smith, 91, of Racine, Wisconsin almost made it. The World War II veteran was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago and this week he was on the list of veterans to be honored with an “honor flight,” in which World War II vets are flown to the World War II Memorial in Washington Read more →
Sixty-nine years ago today, 157,000 men participated in the landing on Normandy, known as D-Day. More than 6,000 died in the invasion. At the Memorial Day Concert in 2007, actor Charles Durning told his story of being one of the first soldiers on Omaha Beach. The scene he described was anything but glorious. It was Read more →
China is pouring money and workers into Iraq to get control of most of the oil the country is producing. Read more →
If the nation wants a scandal, this one is it.
The world is full of people just trying to do the right thing.
After awhile, apparently, it’s not a lot of fun getting together with a smaller and smaller group of people to wait out who will be the last one alive.
One day you’re working in the oil fields of North Dakota. The next day the president of the United States is putting a medal around your neck, telling you you’re one of the very few recipients of the nation’s highest honor.
When should the news media keep secrets?
When a soldier dies, a governor orders flags lowered, we newspeople run a story, a town says ‘goodbye,’ and then everyone moves on.
Another effort is underway in Minnesota to allow veterans of one of America’s secret wars to be buried in state veterans cemeteries.
Seventy years is a heck of a long time to wait for a medal you deserved from the U.S. military.
Some things never get old.