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Air Force veteran teaches thinking and life skills through chess and art

Published Sept. 23, 2015

During his eight years of military service, two tools helped Quan Caston connect with others: his knowledge of chess and his talent for drawing. Now a resident of the Amani neighborhood, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Caston decided that he wanted to contribute to a more peaceful community by teaching what has been beneficial to him, "starting with the children," but including their families.


And then there was one: The search for Willie Bedford

Published May 21, 2015

On Tuesday night, there were three missing photos on the Wall of Faces list of Wisconsin fallen. But relatives of Carl Leslie Crowley and Rudolph Glenn Valenta have now provided photos that transform their names into something far more memorably human. Now that leaves Willie Bedford, the last man without a photo on the Defense Department's list of 1,161 service members from Wisconsin who died in Vietnam.


Search to identify lost Wisconsin Vietnam vets comes down to four

Published May 20, 2015

At the end of March, I wrote about the efforts of my UW-Milwaukee journalism students to find missing photos of Wisconsin service members who died in Vietnam. The search is part of a national effort to put a face with every name on the Vietnam Memorial wall in D.C. Our goal - and Johnson's goal - is that, by Memorial Day, Wisconsin will join that list of states and be able to say, "All of ours are found." With only four left, we are close.

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Honoring Confederate Veterans

Lonnie Randolph, state president of South Carolina's NAACP chapters, is just flat wrong when he touted that paying tribute to Confederate soldiers is the same as honoring Hitler. The comparison made great fodder for headlines, and the South's oldest daily, Charleston's Post and Courier, stripped ...

Going Back

          November 12th was Veteran’s Day. Every year it sneaks up on me, and brings with it a sort of melancholy. It has been 17 years since my service during the Gulf War. My wartime experience was not traumatic, relative to that of others in p...

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