Archive for ‘November, 2013’

A Little Brother Remembers

Those halcyon days before a plan crash over New York City killed my older brother. Read my story in the New York Times. 

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The Boy Who Fell From the Sky

The bittersweet memory of catching a trout in the Ozarks before tragedy strikes. This is the second essay in a trilogy on remembering my older brother.…

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The Last Hunt

The first and, sadly, last time this springer spaniel and his friends would take to the fields. Read the story.

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A Time to Remember

Former U.S. Marine recalls Beirut bombing on 30th anniversary of attack. Read his story.

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Heartfelt Emotions

Combat veterans coping with post-traumatic stress disorder find healing through art, music and poetry. Read their story.

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Seven Stars for Seven Brothers

This is a story of seven brothers who served in World War II–and the special flag made just for them. Read their story.

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Honor Veterans of the Korean War

Korean War veteran hopes Americans will remember “how well we fought and what we did.” Read my Op-Ed piece for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Memorial Day 2013: One Who Gave All

A young U.S. Marine survives the fierce battle of Khe Sahn–the largest battle of the Vietnam War–only to die afterwards from friendly fire. Read his story.

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Korean War Ends 60 Years Ago.

Local Korean War veterans recount their experiences in that hellacious conflict and hope that Americans remember the “forgotten war.” Read their story.

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“I’m thankful I got out alive.”

Korean War veteran recalls a ferocious battle at an infamous hill where a U.S. soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor. Read his story.  

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