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Gonzaga student aims to preserve veterans’ stories

Scott Davis, a 21-year-old Gonzaga University history major, is collecting oral histories of real-life heroes – those who served in World War ll and in the Korean War.

UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

PBS film ‘KOREA’ tells tales of Korean War’s political, social tolls

PBS documentary “KOREA: The Never-Ending War” examines the lasting social and political costs of the Korean War – a conflict largely forgotten in the U.S.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

More U.S. remains from Korean War nearing final ID

The remains of more American soldiers killed decades ago in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by the North Korean army, …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Brief Korean reunions bring tears for separated families

The 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheeks of her 71-year-old North Korean son on Monday, their first meeting since they were driven apart during the turmoil …

‘Dream or reality?’ Koreans to meet after decades apart

Lee Soo-nam was 8 the last time he saw his older brother. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 18-year-old brother left their home in Seoul …

U.S.: Remains from NKorea ‘consistent with being Americans’

A U.S. government scientist who has seen the contents of 55 boxes of remains turned over by North Korea says the remains are “consistent with being Americans.”

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Return by North Korea of possible war remains stir relatives’ hopes

News that North Korea is sending home 55 sets of remains is being welcomed by relatives of those missing from the Korean War. But most know they still face long …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Return of possible remains marks first step in North Korea diplomacy

President Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday for “fulfilling a promise” to return the remains of U.S. soldiers missing from the Korean War, as a …

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

White House: U.S. military takes possession of remains that North Korea says belong to Americans who died in Korean War

A U.S. Air Force plane carrying what are thought to be the remains of Americans killed during the Korean War arrived at Osan Air Base in South Korea on Friday …

In scattered memorials, Spokane remembers its nation’s wars – but what do the monuments mean?

Memorial Day is a time to remember the people who died while serving in the military. Monuments are just one way to remember the dead, yet what those memorials represent, …

Letters describe slugger Ted Williams’ service in Korean War

Most folks know Ted Williams as the Red Sox slugger and Hall of Famer. But a set of letters up for auction describe his hiatus from baseball to serve in …

Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Berlin Airlift, June 30, 1948

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

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 …

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 …

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 – …

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …