| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Highwood VFW Post 4741, like most such groups nationwide, has seen its ranks dwindle with the deaths of World War II and Korean War veterans, and stands ready to welcome those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but can't count on them joining —...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
There is a scene that bookends "No Way Out," the 1987 espionage thriller starring Kevin Costner. He's a naval officer, a hero, being interrogated about the murder of the secretary of Defense's mistress. There are hints that he might be a double agent. You...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Influential cinematographer Gordon Willis, whose photography for "The Godfather" series and Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan" helped define the look of 1970s cinema, has died, according to his close associate Doug Hart's Facebook page. He was 82....
| Mar 16, 2014
It was while sitting in a Missouri federal courtroom watching his peace activist wife refusing to pay $424.47 in restitution to reduce an 11-year sentence for damaging a nuclear missile silo that Joe Gump decided that he, too, would take what he liked...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:11 AM
From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun.
1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox
The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
| May 25, 2014
Memorial Day honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's wars. In recognition, "10 Things" highlights war heroes — and stipulates that those who have fought to defend our freedom are all heroes in our book. Here's a 10-gun...
| May 26, 2014
A Korean War veteran tells the story of swimming in a river near the Korean Demilitarized Zone and making a horrific discovery on the river floor. A Gulf War veteran talks about the seemingly benign ways the military is glorified in toys and even...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:15 PM
— Fred Edwords remembers the first time he saw the giant cross rising over this small town in Prince George's County.
The Peace Cross, as it's known locally, commemorates the county's World War I dead. A plaque at the base of the 40-foot structure...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:36 PM
A year ago, Joe Aitcheson, Jr. sat in his room at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, surrounded by racing mementos, and pondered a reporter's question: How could a jockey who's broken nearly every bone in his body have the gumption to win a record...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:03 PM
I am the granddaughter of a Korean War veteran. While my grandfather was alive, he received excellent care from the Hines VA Hospital in Illinois. He was in hospice there for more than a year, and the staff took care of both my grandfather and my family...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, always at the center of any Memorial Day celebration — as well as Veterans Day, Fourth of July and any number of civic parades throughout the year — faces an uncertain future.
The service organization is...