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Korean War (1950-1953)

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  • Korean War Hero George Lawall

     
    When Rudy Blomstrom of Lower Saucon Township sent me this war story the other day, I was blown away by his research, his writing and especially by the remarkable young man (at left) he was writing about. I knew right......
  • View From History: Korean War Drags On

    View From History: Korean War Drags On
      As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons....
  • Casey Kasem, Shaggy on 'Scooby-Doo,' Voice of 'American Top 40,' Dies at 82

    Casey Kasem, the resonant voice of Top 40 radio and a vocal fixture on cartoon programs for the past 40 years, has died, according to his daughter. He was 82. Kasem died Sunday of Lewy body disease, a common form of progressive dementia. Daughter Kerri...
  • All options on table for business owners facing Seattle's wage increase

    SEATTLE All eyes are on Seattle as it moves toward a $15 minimum wage, the highest of any major city nationwide. On June 2, the City Council unanimously passed an ordinance requiring employers to pay at least $15 an hour in the next three to seven years,...
  • Holocaust Survivor, Korean War Vet Shares Life Lessons

    Holocaust Survivor, Korean War Vet Shares Life Lessons
    NEW BRITAIN — Roman Luftglas is no stranger to horror: He witnessed civilians murdered in his native Poland, watched his parents marched to their deaths at Auschwitz, and saw fellow U.S. infantrymen killed in combat in the Korean War. One lesson...
  • As Civil Rights Act turns 50, a look back

    As Civil Rights Act turns 50, a look back
    Bob Strong spent more than 30 years in the U.S. diplomatic corps. But it was his stint in 1954 as Fort Lauderdale's only black lifeguard in which he first brought real change. His presence as a lifeguard — and the training he gave to others...
  • Villages Honor Flight takes 50 veterans to D.C. to see war memorials

    THE VILLAGES — Fifty veterans can anticipate an emotion-packed day today as they take part in a Villages Honor Flight trip to visit memorials in the nation's capital. The veterans, each accompanied by a guardian, plus support staffers were to depart...
  • Korean War vet buried at L.A. National Cemetery after long wait

    Korean War vet buried at L.A. National Cemetery after long wait
    At least twice a year, Michael Watts would check to see if a burial plot was available at Los Angeles National Cemetery for his father, a veteran of the Korean War who died in August 2009. But Watts was told there was no space and he would have to...
  • Sgt. Bergdahl and the US departure from Afghanistan

    Soon we shall get to the bottom of the swap of five Taliban kingpins from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility for one Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. In time we will learn whether Bergdahl really served with "honor and distinction" and was "captured on the...
  • A View From History

    A View From History
    The Korean War began June 25, 1950.  Two days later, this cartoon by The Courant's Philip "Flip" Uzanas was published.  It shows Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin looking toward Korea with interest. The graves the 20th century dictators Adolf Hitler and...
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