In Singapore, a start

June 17, 2018
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His grandfather, Kim Il-sung started it 68 years ago when on June 25,1950 he sent some 90,000 North Korean troops pouring into South Korea and drove the unprepared and ill equipped U.S. backed Republic of Korea army reeling in retreat. MacArthur’s Inchon landing turned the tide temporarily but in October, 1950 the Chinese responded...

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Flag still flies, but for how long?

June 10, 2018
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The victory at Midway was already a year in the mirror, D-Day still a year away. Marines were just beginning their long slog to Tokyo and the Army Air Corps Eight Air Force was entering its bloodiest period yet over the skies of Europe. June, 1943 was anything but the beginning of the lazy,...

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A list too long

May 27, 2018
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The unit designation on the cross is 407 BOMB SQ 92 BOMB GR. The home state and date of death reads, Missouri, July 28, 1943. The name is one Jerre M. Algeo. Regular readers of this column will recall Jerre as the Golden City man who in the summer of 1942 received his draft...

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Of cousins, croquet and a most jubilant journey

May 20, 2018
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Of cousins, croquet and a most jubilant journey

It was the day before the service and mom was trying to find the address of the local cemetery for our cousin from Lawrence to punch into the navigation system. They were leaving in the morning and time would be tight. But try as she might, we finally had to admit that Google does...

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A free press yes. Preening peacocks? NO

May 13, 2018
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Coming home from work this past Thursday I decided to check out one of the “enemies of the people” as President Trump so often labels them, and turned the radio to CNN. Call me crazy, but I keep hoping they’ll return to their years ago past and that James Earl Jones “most trusted name...

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The war that never ends

May 6, 2018
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On this date 73 years ago today a plane landed in Reims France carrying one General Alfred Jodl. His mission: to plead one last time that German forces be allowed to surrender to Western Allied forces rather than remain in place and leave untold numbers of troops at the mercy of Joseph Stalin’s Red...

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