Salute to Veterans

5 Questions: Honoring service
Holiday celebrates all veterans, living and dead
November 8, 2011
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs answers questions about Veterans Day, which is Friday.
Concerns raised about overhead costs of Tonganoxie-based nonprofit Purple Heart Veterans Foundation
August 7, 2011
Is Andrew Gruber operating a well-orchestrated, multistate scheme for his and his family’s benefit? Or is his work a well-meaning — but inefficient — attempt to help others?
Officer Candidate School in Salina to welcome return of alumni
July 11, 2011
The Officer Candidate School in Salina is inviting alumni from the program to help celebrate a landmark anniversary later this summer.
National WWI Museum plans Memorial Day weekend events
May 18, 2011
The National World War I Museum has planned a number of Memorial Day weekend activities, including a preview of the landmark’s new traveling museum.
Activities on, near Veterans Day planned for area
November 6, 2009
Local military groups will be host to several events in honor of Veterans Day.
Hawaii offered no paradise for medic during WWII
November 4, 2009
Now retired and serving as a third-year trustee in the Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wilbur Grisham looks back on his days in World War II and considers them insignificant in comparison to those of other men who fought in that war.
Saltwater in veins of Navy veteran from Pomona
November 4, 2009
When Jack Richtor turned 17 in 1953 during his junior year of high school, he convinced his father to grant parental consent, dropped out of school and left his home in Oregon to join the Navy.
Despite clashes, son followed father into service
November 4, 2009
Part of the tension developed over the political landscape that separated the generations in the Vietnam era. Jim Martino remembers a heated argument with this father after the Kent State anti-war demonstrations that left four students of that university dead.
Green Beret continues to give back to country
November 4, 2009
As Eudora resident Mark Johnson speaks passionately about his experiences a Special Forces Green Beret, he sits comfortably in a recliner. The comfort is not lost on him, as he spent the better part of his 20 years of service in discomfort throughout the world.
Love of country blossoms into marriage for couple
November 4, 2009
When you pull up to Carl and Ashley Rowland’s home, it’s clear that a patriotic couple lives inside.
Choice of Army lands soldier on helicopter crew
November 4, 2009
On what seemed like an ordinary Tuesday morning Sept. 11, 2001, Jaimeson Bard was sitting in a freshman math class at Tonganoxie High School when he heard news that would change his life forever.
Comrades’ willingness to sacrifice provides motivation for major
November 4, 2009
It is difficult to pinpoint one prevailing reason why I serve in the military.
Fringe benefits nice but don’t compare to making difference
November 4, 2009
Why I serve in the military is best seen from two viewpoints, “Why did I join?” and, “Why did I stay?”
For all veterans, a fitting farewell
October 1, 2009
A cool breeze cuts through the trees at Leavenworth National Cemetery. The sun gleams on hands clasped and heads bowed in prayer.
WWII service time led to medical career
November 11, 2008
Going to war was inevitable for Robert McCullough back in 1943.

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