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  • Thousands honor lifeguard Ben Carlson at evening beach memorial

    Thousands honor lifeguard Ben Carlson at evening beach memorial
    The paddle-out Sunday morning created a circle wider than Newport Beach had ever seen. By evening, supporters had drawn tighter on shore, with many thousands coming together for a celebration of the life of Ben Carlson. Around dusk in West Newport,...
  • Around Town: Enjoying the real 'Aviation' cocktail

    Another hot Monday night at the Flintridge Proper. The Happy Hour had come and gone. Now was the time for a real cocktail. On the table before me there was a small stemmed glass. The 1935 edition of the Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book says, "Americans, as a...
  • Batman's top writer talks about hero's 75th anniversary

    Batman's top writer talks about hero's 75th anniversary
    It would have been nice to get all dramatic and scratchy-voiced right now and say that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of Batman, and that there can be only one Dark Knight. But that would be a lie. And it wouldn't be honoring the most...
  • Fallen Korean War hero was just 17 years old

    Fallen Korean War hero was just 17 years old
    Rudy Blomstrom of Lower Saucon Township responded to my recent stories about World War II heroes by sending me the remarkable account that he researched and wrote about his high school friend George Lawall. The compelling subject line on his email was...
  • Korean War hero's story resonates with family, friends

    Don Christman still remembers the story behind the photo you see on this page. He and some other boys were playing at their William Penn School playground in Bethlehem when a Morning Call photographer showed up. With the first day of school approaching,...
  • Louis Zamperini was more than a hero

    Just two pages into the book "Unbroken," its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a...
  • Council members share thoughts about duty, loss

    As the Newport Beach City Council meeting commenced Tuesday night, three large images of a smiling young man were displayed next to the country, state and city flags at the dais. More than 20 lifeguards, some dressed in their red swim trunks, looked on...
  • A daring governor shows his mettle in a bloody April 29, 1700 pirate battle

    A daring governor shows his mettle in a bloody April 29, 1700 pirate battle
    Gov. Francis Nicholson was nothing if not a man of action. Long before coming to Virginia in 1698, he'd shown his mettle time and time again, fighting Moors in North Africa, English rebels at the battle of Sedgemoor and hostile Indians in New York and...
  • John Lee Levitow: Awarded Medal Of Honor For Heroism During Vietnam War

    John Lee Levitow: Awarded Medal Of Honor For Heroism During Vietnam War
    It is an indelible image of war: a soldier taking a bullet meant for another, or jumping on a grenade to protect his squad. Sgt. John Lee Levitow of Glastonbury was that kind of man. Levitow, the lowest-ranking member of the U.S. Air Force to be awarded...
  • How not to pick a hero: The Cliven Bundy story

     How not to pick a hero: The Cliven Bundy story
    Every few months, some ordinary person arises from the undifferentiated swarm of Americans and is turned into the poster boy or the poster girl of some political battle du jour. This time it's been Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who's a scofflaw and...
  • Mexico's coach aims high for the World Cup

    Mexico's coach aims high for the World Cup
    Miguel Herrera will be either a hero or a goat this summer. There is no other possible outcome for the coach of Mexico's national soccer team in a World Cup year. If the team does well in Brazil, he won't have to pay for a meal for the rest of his life....