Stories tagged: korean war
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Love Stories: Love grew in farm country
It seems Ken and Veva Jean Hames were meant to be together. They met at Rosalia High School and quickly became an item, though Ken isn’t exactly sure how that …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016
Bride-to-be seeks family rifle for her fiance
When Megan Stokke considered possible wedding gifts for her fiance Kalen Abbott, there was only one possible choice, even though that gift may prove impossible to find. She wanted to …
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 9:54 P.M.
Korean War MIA soldier laid to rest in Vancouver
The first burial for Pfc. William Butz was 66 years ago, in a hasty grave on the Korean battlefield where he died; he would be listed as an MIA – …
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016, 2:38 P.M.
Idaho soldier missing in Korean War to be buried in hometown
An Army soldier reported missing in action during the Korean War is to be buried in his hometown of Shelley, Idaho, next week.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2015
Tom Rousseau has captured life through the lens of his camera
If a picture is worth a thousand words then Tom Rousseau, 89, has enough for several libraries in his Spokane Valley home.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2015
Missing in America nonprofit lays 46 ‘lost’ local veterans to rest
Their cremated remains have been in storage at mortuaries and churches throughout the state, some for more than 40 years. On a blustery Tuesday morning, in handcrafted boxes of purpleheart …
FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 2015
Korean War soldier’s remains flown to Spokane for proper burial
U.S. Army Cpl. Donald Therkelsen died 62 years ago, 10 days before the Korean War armistice. The 23-year-old medic died two years after marrying his wife, Patricia, and three months …
THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 2014
Doug Clark: Family’s ad leads to stolen 63-year-old Jeep’s recovery
The rescue of Runt the Stolen Jeep took place on a north Spokane side street as the Wednesday sun began to set. It was like watching a family reunion.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012
Korean War casualty’s remains are identified
The remains of a Spokane soldier who went missing in 1950 during the Korean War have been identified, the Department of Defense said Friday. Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard L. …
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2011
Spokane Valley woman fighting her battle decades after war
After spending the past 25 years cutting through military bureaucracy and secrecy, Amy Berger has found hope that one day she will know what happened to her cousin, a crewman …
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
Decades later, servicemen’s remains returning to Spokane
A Marine private lost at the Battle of Tarawa in 1943 and an Army captain who died as a prisoner of the North Koreans in 1951 are finally coming home …
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2008
Korean War vet fighting a new battle
A nationally recognized nonprofit group has collected more than $6 million, promising to build a Korean War museum in Illinois with tax-deductible donations from veterans in Spokane and across the …