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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • Tollway bridge renamed after Gurnee Vietnam veteran

    Tollway bridge renamed after Gurnee Vietnam veteran
    A Gurnee resident has already been awarded the military’s highest tribute. On Wednesday, the Illinois Tollway also gave him his largest: A bridge. Medal of Honor recipient Allen J. Lynch, 68, was honored with the renaming of the Grand Avenue...
  • Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans should know about the Great War

    Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans should know about the Great War
    A chauffeur's happenstance wrong turn down a back street in Sarajevo 100 years ago this week ended in the assassination of the heir to the throne of the Habsburg empire. Archduke Franz Ferdinand's murder was the catalyst for the Great War that haunts...
  • U.S. should learn from history and stay out of Iraq

    Secretary of State John Kerry was quoted recently as saying that President Barack Obama maintains the right to strike ISIS targets in Iraq at any time. As an old Marine who served during the Vietnam War (but not “in” Vietnam),  I find that...
  • American wars often start with a lie

    American wars often start with a lie
    "We must resist our dreams of managing history." Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952) When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis that...
  • Downers Grove July 4 parade to honor veterans

    Downers Grove July 4 parade to honor veterans
    More than 800 people are scheduled to participate in this year's edition of the Downers Grove July 4 parade. About 80 organizations, businesses, churches and political figures are on tap to march down the village's center Friday afternoon, officials...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Connecticut Students Win National Awards At History Day Contest

    Fifty-nine middle and high school students represented Connecticut at the prestigious National History Day Contest, which took place at the University of Maryland in College Park from June 15-19. The Connecticut students competed against more than 2,900...
  • In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam

    In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam
    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today —...
  • The evidence is in: Germany deserves blame for World War I

    To the editor: Still believing that the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand triggered World War I is like saying that the assassination of John F. Kennedy triggered the Vietnam War. ("World War I: A war too easy to forget," Op-Ed, June 21)...
  • Murdered Israeli teens mourned in North Shore service

    Murdered Israeli teens mourned in North Shore service
    Two days after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were discovered, Lakeside Congregation in Highland Park held a multi-congregational memorial service to honor them. Just a day before, the Ravinia Coffee Station had hosted a gathering to...
  • 21st Century immigration: Not your grandparents' way of becoming American

    To the editor: The story of early 20th century immigrant Benjamin Axelrod takes us back to a time when being in America was more synonymous with being an American. ("The boy who was desperate to be an American," Op-Ed, July 5) For immigrants during that...
  • Broward Republicans devote time to pondering prospect of Russian nuclear attack followed by Chinese invasion

    Broward Republicans devote time to pondering prospect of Russian nuclear attack followed by Chinese invasion
    With less than five months until Election Day, Broward Republicans shifted their attention away from the re-election of Gov Rick Scott, County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, and state Rep. George Moraitis. Instead, they turned over a chunk of their...