An all-expense-paid trip to Hawaii. And every movie you’d ever want to see. For Edward “Bud” Hooser, 82, that was much of his experience in the Marines.
CHAMPAIGN — In 1955, Richard Revell saw a war movie called “To Hell and Back.”
During his Air Force career, Leon Cardiff has seen more than 70 countries and every continent except Antarctica. Now he’s coming back to Urbana from his Maryland home.
The patriotic kids at Danville High School are rolling out the red carpet for area veterans on Friday night.
Now a major in Marine Corps Reserves, August Christhilf said he wanted to join the Corps exactly because he thought it would be tough.
Last month, U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif., was sent a cease-and-desist letter from the U.S. Marine Corps regarding his use of the Corps’ emblem and motto in his campaign mailers that the Corps said violated its trademark protection law.
Among the projects the Army Corps of Engineers' Construction Engineering Research Laboratory has worked on: fuel cells, water-reuse technology, electrical studies for the Asian carp barrier on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and pollution prevention.
Tracy Harper worked in intelligence on a trail that Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regulars used as a highway for supplying their troops.
The summer of 1919 was filled with uncertainty for the people of Champaign County, who in just two years had become big fans of Chanute Field and the pioneer aviators who flew there.
Rantoul native David Overholt, who now lives in Thomasboro, was a missile specialist stationed at Neckarsulm, Germany, for almost two years looking toward Soviet troops to the east.
SAVOY — During his nine years in the service, Marine Sgt. Daniel Johnson says, he saw a lot of the world and — a fact of which he is proud — got to participate in a humanitarian mission.
ST. JOSEPH — Sgt. Dean Rudicil served alongside a unit assigned to blow up bridges if the Soviet Union invaded Germany.
INDIANAPOLIS — When Sara Vladic attended her first USS Indianapolis reunion, 117 of the 316 veterans who survived the sinking of the U.S. Navy battleship at the end of World War II were still alive.
The museum is almost 14,000 square feet, and displays memorabilia and artifacts from the Revolutionary War to the latest military actions.
The few are getting fewer, but Arthur Leenerman will be at an event this week memorializing the worst open-sea disaster in U.S. naval history, the loss of hundreds of sailors at sea at the end of World War II.
In preparation for the Fourth of July, News-Gazette intern Ethan Simmons asked several patriotic community members for advice on how to best treat the American flag.
A sampling of Veterans Day celebrations, programs and services in The News-Gazette area (If you have an event to add, please do so in the comments section below the story):Thursday
Flags, speeches and music will honor military veterans at three community celebrations in Mahomet this weekend.Museums in Tuscola and Danville next week will hold programs for veterans and people interested in military lore.The Living Flag: Old Glory Sings programs at Mahomet Christian Church, 908 N. Lake of the Woods Road, Mahomet, are in their sixth year.
CHAMPAIGN - A U.S. Army major who distributed Girl Scout cookies to troops all over the Middle East returned to Champaign on Wednesday to thank the donors.