Archive for Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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Pentagon correspondent: Army’s mindset, tactics ill-prepared for Iraq
November 4, 2009
When Greg Jaffe and David Cloud started to write their book “The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army,” they set out to determine why the Iraq War was a near catastrophe.
Perot pledges $6.1 million to CGSC Foundation
November 4, 2009
The gifts will support two new initiatives at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the “Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation” and the “Gen. Hugh Shelton Chair in Ethics.”
Fringe benefits nice but don’t compare to making difference
November 4, 2009
Why I serve in the military is best seen from two viewpoints, “Why did I join?” and, “Why did I stay?”
Green Beret continues to give back to country
November 4, 2009
As Eudora resident Mark Johnson speaks passionately about his experiences a Special Forces Green Beret, he sits comfortably in a recliner. The comfort is not lost on him, as he spent the better part of his 20 years of service in discomfort throughout the world.
Comrades’ willingness to sacrifice provides motivation for major
November 4, 2009
It is difficult to pinpoint one prevailing reason why I serve in the military.
Choice of Army lands soldier on helicopter crew
November 4, 2009
On what seemed like an ordinary Tuesday morning Sept. 11, 2001, Jaimeson Bard was sitting in a freshman math class at Tonganoxie High School when he heard news that would change his life forever.
Love of country blossoms into marriage for couple
November 4, 2009
When you pull up to Carl and Ashley Rowland’s home, it’s clear that a patriotic couple lives inside.
Sours finishes camp
November 4, 2009
Pfc. Jesse T. Sours, 20, Tonganoxie, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego as one of 71 recruits in Training Platoon 2176.
Doctors take varying approaches to file-keeping
November 4, 2009
Two longtime family physicians allow a peek inside their clinics to see how they handle patient information.
Master sergeant who cared for Hussein to have book signing in Tonganoxie
November 4, 2009
In honor of Veterans Day, Master Sgt. Robert Ellis will be signing copies of his book “Caring for Victor: A U.S. Army Nurse and Saddam Hussein” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tonganoxie VFW, 910 E. First St. in Tonganoxie. Master sergeant who cared for Hussein to have book signing in Tonganoxie
Fundraiser for 2-year-old will be Nov. 14
November 4, 2009
A fundraiser for the family of Brooklyn Sickman will take place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Tonganoxie Middle School.
Despite clashes, son followed father into service
November 4, 2009
Part of the tension developed over the political landscape that separated the generations in the Vietnam era. Jim Martino remembers a heated argument with this father after the Kent State anti-war demonstrations that left four students of that university dead.
Saltwater in veins of Navy veteran from Pomona
November 4, 2009
When Jack Richtor turned 17 in 1953 during his junior year of high school, he convinced his father to grant parental consent, dropped out of school and left his home in Oregon to join the Navy.
Hawaii offered no paradise for medic during WWII
November 4, 2009
Now retired and serving as a third-year trustee in the Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wilbur Grisham looks back on his days in World War II and considers them insignificant in comparison to those of other men who fought in that war.
‘Bag Lady’ crochets tote bags out of used plastic
November 4, 2009
Karen Parrett is taking used plastic bags and turning them into — plastic bags.
CR1 development topic for officials, local owners
November 4, 2009
County Road 1 has been opened and by the end of the year Leavenworth County will have its first interchange to a U.S. interstate.