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Thursday, July 26, 2012 01:01 pm

Jean Driscoll raises funds for disabled veterans center

Though she wore long sleeves, Jean Driscoll’s muscular arms were evident as she confidently gripped the handrims of her wheelchair. She hasn’t competed professionally in years, but Driscol...
Thursday, March 1, 2012 04:12 pm

Burn survivor brings message of hope to Springfield

J.R. Martinez says he used to worry that his appearance would frighten children. Now he proudly embraces the rippled burn scars that cover much of his face, hands and other body parts. In 2003, the fo...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 04:58 am

Springfield veterans remember Korean War 60 years later

During the cold December of 1951, 12 Illinois military service members lost their lives in the Korean War. Those Marines and Army troops from Illinois were among 1,754 Illinoisans and the 54,246 Ameri...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 01:31 am
A 64-year-old tradition continues as Chatham American Legion Post 759 hosts Homecoming, its “street picnic” on the Chatham square Thursday, June 23, through Saturday, June 25. Carnival rid...
Thursday, March 10, 2011 06:37 am

After nine years, it’s still hard to tell what American troops are fighting for in Afghanistan. Except one another.

The steady drumbeat of the helicopter rotors was the best sound 2nd Platoon had heard all day, coming from the southwest – the three dots quickly turned into two Apache attack helicopters escort...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 07:28 pm
About 100 somber men and women in black leather vests line every pathway in front of the cream-colored funeral home in Chatham. On every vest is a collection of colorful patches proclaiming the wearer...
Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:01 pm

Rep. Mark Kirk suffers a self-inflicted battle wound

You wouldn’t think it was possible for a soldier to shoot himself in the back while marching toward the front line, but Congressman Mark “Don’t Get Fooled Again” Kirk has manag...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 04:28 am
For the past three years, Carl Greenwood has been writing and researching a booklet on the Korean War — not to make money, but simply because he feels it is a forgotten conflict that got “lost in the cracks between World War II and Vietnam.”...



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