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  • Iowa Soldier Recalls POW Ordeal in Korea

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Friday, September 07, 2018
    Cecil Phipps never forgets his niece's birthday. On Aug. 28, his niece turned 65. It was also the 65th anniversary of his liberation. He served 33 months as a prisoner of the Chinese Communists in the Korean War. Phipps, 88, of Fort Dodge and his wife Joyce will be at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum in Waterloo Sept. 14 when the museum honors Korean War POWs, both those who returned and those who did not.

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  • D.C. military memorial cheers Iowa women vets

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Thursday, July 26, 2018
    Kathryn DiDomenico was in tears – not of grief, but of joy. Forty-five years ago, she was tending to soldiers severely wounded in Vietnam. They touched her heart. And, nearly five decades later, someone touched hers.

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  • Waterloo Marine survived Korea's ‘Frozen Chosin,' at a price

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    Herb Miehe lived through hell frozen over in November and December of 1950. He saw the Cold War at its worst – in brutality as well as temperature.

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  • Omaha Beach vet 95 dies morning after D Day anniversary

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Friday, June 08, 2018
    Verle Buck has survived his last D-Day. The World War II veteran of Omaha Beach at D-Day passed away Thursday morning – one day after the 74th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. He was 95, had cancer, and had been in hospice care for several weeks. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army's 149th Engineer Combat Battalion at Omaha on June 6, 1944. Buck believes they were in the first or second wave of troops to hit the beach at about 6:30 a.m.

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  • Honor Flight warms hearts of Cold War/Korea vets Part 2

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Thursday, May 24, 2018
    There‘s a lot of people who put the “honor” into Honor Flight. As some 100 veterans of the Korean, Cold War and Vietnam wars ventured from the Cedar Valley to Washington, D.C. for another Honor Flight to see Washington, D.C. military memorials, they received a hero's welcome from many sources.

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