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Three Lawrence students nominated for U.S. service academies

Three Lawrence students are among approximately 80 young Kansans nominated by U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts for admission to a United States Service Academy.

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Local veteran featured in Ken Burns 'Vietnam' documentary to participate in screening, talk Monday

John Musgrave, a local Vietnam War veteran and participant in Ken Burns’ new documentary on the conflict, will speak at a screening of the film Monday at Liberty Hall.

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Gale 'Kansas Comet' Sayers and Gen. James D. Latham honored at home for life and service

Gale Sayers, a star running back for the University of Kansas in the early 1960s who later played five seasons with the Chicago Bears, was honored Friday night as one of two 2017 Kansans of the Year at the Native Sons and Daughters banquet in Topeka. Also honored was retired Air Force Gen. James D. Latham, a graduate of Kansas State University.

KU announces alumnus, former Marine as honorary degree recipient for 2017

The University of Kansas will award an honorary doctoral degree at this spring’s commencement to alumnus William McNulty, a former Marine and co-founder of Team Rubicon.

KU professor's inaugural lecture will address 'problem of race' in the Army

At her inaugural distinguished professor lecture, a University of Kansas scholar will talk about how the U.S. Army has contributed to social change in America.

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Inside the USS Maryland when the Japanese attacked: Lawrence Pearl Harbor survivor recalls Dec. 7, 1941

As Japanese torpedoes pierced neighboring battleships and shells hit his own the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Vincent Muirhead was deep inside the USS Maryland. From his battle station in the Maryland’s fire control center, Muirhead couldn’t see the destruction around him. But through radio headsets and communications from sailors above, he got a "view” of the USS Arizona in flames and the USS Oklahoma rolling over next to the Maryland.

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War historian says lessons from Pearl Harbor resonate in today's world

On the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a University of Kansas war historian says it’s important to remember that the deadly ambush was not isolated.

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KU student veteran chosen for prestigious U.S. Foreign Service internship

A University of Kansas student veteran has been chosen to participate in the selective U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program with the Department of State.

Visiting WWII historian’s talk will kick off conference at KU

In conjunction with the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a renowned World War II and military historian and author will talk about the Asia Pacific War at an upcoming event on the University of Kansas campus.

Lawrence Green Beret killed in Jordan

A 27-year-old Green Beret from Lawrence was among three U.S. service members killed Friday in Jordan when their convoy came under fire while entering a Jordanian military base.

Emma Pogge, WWII Veteran

Emma Pogge, one of the oldest living World War II women veterans, talks about joining the army, playing basketball during her service, meeting her husband and seeing Europe.

War veteran trains for Paralympic Games

Iraq War veteran and purple heart recipient Kortney Clemons talks about how he began running competitively after an improvised explosive device forced his right leg to be amputated while serving in 2005.

U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute in to KC Air Show

In dark and frigid air about 12,500 feet above land, six U.S. Army Golden Knights dove out of an airplane Friday with flames shooting from pyrotechnic packs on their ankles, a night-jump demonstration for VIP onlookers at the Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo. The Army’s elite parachuting team will perform more jumps Saturday and Sunday at the Kansas City Aviation Expo and Air Show, kcairshow.com. A seat at the airport provides the best view of the Knights after they jump. Here’s an inside look at what goes on before.

KU's New Director for the Office of Professional Military Graduate Education

Mike Denning, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, talks about taking over as director of KU's Office of Professional Military Graduate Education.

Veterans Day celebration at the American Legion Post

Events were held at the American Legion Post on W. Sixth Street to celebrate 2010 Veterans Day.

U.S. Marine Corps celebrates 235th birthday

Lawrence residents, marines and veterans celebrate the 235th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at the Dole Center of Politics.

Military vehicles on display at conference in Topeka

The Military Vehicle Presentation Association is putting tanks, jeeps and other military vehicles on display for the public this week.

Local residents celebrate Memorial Day

Various veteran and military groups gathered in Lawrence Monday to help celebrate Memorial Day. Former soldiers and friends and family of the fallen gathered to remember the services and lives of those who served their country.

VFW members honor fallen friends

Veterans of Foreign Wars members got an early start to their Memorial Day Monday. Members installed flags and distributed wreaths.

VFW searching for youthful members

The VFW in Lawrence has been helping soldiers from overseas readjust to life outside the military. Current members are hoping young new members will help continue the process.

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