Posts Tagged: Marines

John Baker, 66, rescued eight fellow soldiers, killed four snipers, during Vietnam War firefight

(From The New York Times on Jan. 31, 2012.) COLUMBIA, S.C. – John F. Baker Jr., who joined the Army after being deemed too short for the Marines and went on to receive the Medal of Honor for saving eight

John Baker, 66, rescued eight fellow soldiers, killed four snipers, during Vietnam War firefight

(From The New York Times on Jan. 31, 2012.) COLUMBIA, S.C. – John F. Baker Jr., who joined the Army after being deemed too short for the Marines and went on to receive the Medal of Honor for saving eight

Mighty Pocono Raceway rose from a spinach patch and the determination of dentist Joseph Mattioli

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – For the second time in less than a week, Pennsylvania has lost one of its sports icons. Dr. Joseph Mattioli, the man who built Pocono Raceway into one of the top tracks on the NASCAR circuit, died

Mighty Pocono Raceway rose from a spinach patch and the determination of dentist Joseph Mattioli

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – For the second time in less than a week, Pennsylvania has lost one of its sports icons. Dr. Joseph Mattioli, the man who built Pocono Raceway into one of the top tracks on the NASCAR circuit, died

Looking into her infant’s eyes, widow sees husband Chad Frokjer, Marine killed in Afghanistan

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – Christmas Day was painful for Leslie Frokjer. That morning, she stepped away from her family briefly and tearfully reread her husband’s last, loving letter, sent from Afghanistan just days before he died. It didn’t get easier

Looking into her infant’s eyes, widow sees husband Chad Frokjer, Marine killed in Afghanistan

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – Christmas Day was painful for Leslie Frokjer. That morning, she stepped away from her family briefly and tearfully reread her husband’s last, loving letter, sent from Afghanistan just days before he died. It didn’t get easier

Former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow’s political career ended with fatal traffic accident

PIERRE, S.D. – As governor of South Dakota for 16 years, Bill Janklow was always in a hurry — pushing lawmakers to approve his proposals and racing to disaster sites to take charge. His need for speed also likely played

Former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow’s political career ended with fatal traffic accident

PIERRE, S.D. – As governor of South Dakota for 16 years, Bill Janklow was always in a hurry — pushing lawmakers to approve his proposals and racing to disaster sites to take charge. His need for speed also likely played