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Woman Finds Artwork by Father Killed in Vietnam

Erika Colligan poses with a painting made by her father Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in San Diego. After three decades searching for her father’s artwork - paintings the South Vietnam pilot made for the U.S. Air Force aviators who him

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Erika Colligan spent three decades searching for her father's artwork - paintings the South Vietnam pilot made for the U.S. Air Force aviators who trained him during the Vietnam war. The 50-year-old San Diego software consultant was only 1 when her father died in a plane crash in his native country in 1966. At age 10, her family fled Vietnam and came to the United States, leaving behind their belongings and his artwork. Coll... more

Massive Statue to Help Raise Money for World War II Memorial

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - A massive sculpture honoring a photograph of a kiss in Times Square that captured New York's celebration as World War II ended is expected to visit a Detroit suburb as part of efforts to raise money for war memorial. Debbie Hollis, president of the Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial group, tells The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak (http://bit.ly/1Q5u7wp ) that the 25-foot-tall sculpture by Seward Johnson is one of four i... more

Minnesota Artist Honors US Military with Paintings

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LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) - A Little Falls artist is honoring the U.S. military with paintings depicting each branch of the service. In 2009, the Minnesota State Veterans Memorial Association hired Charles Kapsner to create five 8-by-10-foot oil paintings. Kapsner already has finished paintings of the Army and the Navy. On Saturday, he unveiled his latest work, focusing on the Coast Guard, at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Committal Ha... more

Soldier Rescues Stray Iraq Pup

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Dracut, MA native Chris Smith had a few choice words for the ISIS fighters he has battled for the past six months after he returned home last night from his wild adventure on the front lines in Iraq -- the barbaric group is a "sinking ship." "They are not going to be around long. The biggest threat I think is more here and in Europe with the migration crisis. Now they are splintering out everywhere," he said. As for being held in customs for... more

Former Groton Sailors Talk Submarines in Podcast

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On Saturdays around midnight on the East Coast, and usually over a glass of scotch or something else, Josh Toth and Walter Lyon shoot the breeze. The former Navy divers, who were last assigned to the USS Toledo, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine, now live on separate coasts but have started a weekly podcast called "Diver Tough," made up of their recorded Skype conversations. They largely talk about their silent service days, but their top... more

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