There’s a great story behind the life of almost every World War II veteran but relatively few can match that of Bill Overstreet. Overstreet was a P-51 fighter pilot in the European theater. He flew in Chuck Yeager’s unit — the 357th Fighter Group, which shot down more German aircraft than any other unit, based Read more →
While the rest of the world says goodbye to a year, a family in Massachusetts said goodbye today to a son and husband, killed in Afghanistan.
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In 1956, the Hennessy company gave Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle an 1896 bottle of Hennessy Cognac — the year he was born. Every year since, the surviving members of the flyboys who raided Tokyo in World War II, gather to drink a toast to those who’ve died. Saturday will be the last toast. When Maj. Read more →
If people don’t care about the war in Afghanistan anymore, why do they care about soldiers? Yet another assessment of Millenials, the problem of prayer, it’s Jason’s town, a murder most fowl in Rochester. Read more →
Public praise for veterans happens at most sporting events in America now. It tugs at the heart. It brings a response. And, apparently, some veterans hate it. Read more →
It’s hard to remember the last time a national issue in the United States didn’t break down along party lines. The Syria question is an exception.
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There are only nine left in Glen’s Coffee Clique Last Man Club. Read more →
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.