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Korean War (1950-1953)

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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Memorial man Peter Walker

    Patt Morrison Asks: Memorial man Peter Walker
    Berkeley landscape architect Peter Walker has designed bigger projects than the 9/11 memorial in New York, but probably none has carried more weight. The opening of the eight-acre plaza Sunday marks 10 years since the terrorist attacks, and almost as many...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Balloteer Kim Alexander

    Patt Morrison Asks: Balloteer Kim Alexander
    The first California election that Kim Alexander cast a ballot in was a pip; voters decided 16 state propositions -- on creating a state lottery, capping welfare, limiting campaign contributions -- and gave their former governor, Ronald Reagan, a second...
  • Will Obama end 'perpetual war'?

    Will Obama end 'perpetual war'?
    Midway through his inaugural address, Barack Obama proclaimed, "A decade of war is now ending." A cynical listener might respond: "And a new decade of war is about to begin." Obama sounded pacific notes Monday. But it will be a huge surprise if he can get...
  • Gates reflections flawed on America's last 40 years of war

    WASHINGTON--Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in discussing his new book, has had a lot negative to say about how President Obama and his national security team operated during his own involvement with them. But after having served under several...
  • The second act of John Kerry

    WASHINGTON -- General Douglas MacArthur, in being relieved of his command by President Harry Truman in the Korean War, famously declared that "old soldiers never die, they just fade away." The last part of that has most often applied as well to defeated...
  • Black and white and 'Blue' catch the attention

    Black and white and 'Blue' catch the attention
    CANNES, France -- Paradox! This is how it goes here: Just as the weather deigns to become a thing of sun-splashed French Riviera wonder, the 66th Cannes Film Festival responds with an 8:30 a.m. world premiere of "Nebraska," director Alexander Payne's...
  • Jeff Awards announce special honor for comic master

    Dale Benson, a Chicago actor whose career spans six decades, is to receive a special Joseph Jefferson Award at the November ceremony, the Jeff Awards committee said Friday. Benson has long been known for his comic work, especially in suburban farces. He...
  • 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,...
  • Edward Morris Fitch, Jr. August 26, 1920 - June 9, 2014

    Edward Morris Fitch, Jr. <br/> August 26, 1920 - June 9, 2014
    Captain Edward Morris Fitch, Jr., age 93, joined our Heavenly Father on June 9, from natural causes. Born in Phoenix, AZ, August 26, 1920 son of Edward Fitch, Sr.& Lillian Ann Fitch. Loving husband to Beverly for 62 years. Devoted father to Edward,III...
  • Back to the '30s: The great American retreat

    It happens after every war. America disarms. And so invites the next attack, and next war. The same haphazard pattern is emerging now -- even before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over, much as this administration pretends they are in order to cut...