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Marine used as image on the POW/MIA flag tells his story

Jeffrey Heisley was on track to become an officer in the Marine Corps when he was sidelined with hepatitis. The illness forced him to leave the military. “I look back at pictures of myself now, and I'm amazed at how bad I really did look,” he began. “I had all ...

Iraqi citizen: ‘We’re living in fear from the militia killing us’

A U.S.-educated chemical engineer says his friends and relatives have been kidnapped, killed in private locations and their bodies dumped in Baghdad streets. “There’s a lot of military forces in the street with a lot of Shia militia. These forces are trying to make us afraid of them, or trying ...

Jeff Fowle and his wife, Tatyana “Tanya,” have three children, Chris, Stephanie and Alex. Fowle, 56, is being detained by the North Korea government for allegedly committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit. It did not give details. SUBMITTED

Detained man’s North Korean trip baffles many

Neighbors, acquaintances and former classmates are puzzled by the decision of a West Carrollton man to visit North Korea, where he was detained by authorities for allegedly breaking that country’s exceedingly strict laws. By many accounts, Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was not the type of person you would expect to be ...

Former President George H.W. Bush crosses his red white and blue socked feet during the unveiling ceremony of former President George W. Bush, his son, and former first lady Laura Bush's portraits, Thursday, May 31, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

Swank! George H.W. Bush and his colorful socks

Check out the swanky style of the former President of the United States George H.W. Bush. The father of former president George W. Bush always makes news with his colorful accessories.

93-year-old veteran parachutes into Normandy on D-Day anniversary

Friday marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day.   While the country remembers D-Day, one 93-year-old veteran decided to honor that memory a little differently. Jim "Pee Wee" Martin parachuted into Normandy 70 years ago, and said he wanted to suit up one more time.  >> WWII Veteran Jim Martin talks about his ...

Bert Lakes, 88, a Carlisle resident, was in the second wave of troops landing in Normandy, France during the D-Day invasion in World War II.

Carlisle resident shares Normandy invasion experience

Bert Lakes did a lot of living and saw plenty of dying by the time he was 20. Lakes, a Carlisle resident who will turn 89 in August, was in the second wave of troops landing in Normandy, France during the D-Day invasions in World War II. The Berea, Ky., ...

Jim "Pee Wee" Martin during WWII

He was one of a band of brothers who helped bend the arc of history, beginning on D-Day 70 years ago.

Normandy veteran 90-year-old Pat Churchill is given a kiss by his wife Karin as he poses for a photograph at his home in Witney on March 20, 2014 in Oxfordshire, England.  On D-Day, June 6 1944, Pat Churchill was with the 2nd Royal Marines Armoured Support Regiment, which landed on Juno Beach. Asked what his most vivid memory of D-Day was he replied: 'Seeing later at low tide all those sunken craft. There must have been hundreds of them and thinking you poor devils. That is something I will always remember from D-Day.' (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Photos: Surviving Normandy veterans remember their role on D-Day

A then-and-now look at some of the participants of D-Day.

A young French girl visits the Normandy American Cemetery on the even of the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 5, 2014 in Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

D-Day: 70 years later

Friday is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy.

Jack Koolik

90-year-old gets H.S. diploma 71 years after dropping out to serve in World War II

A 90-year-old man has his high school diploma after he dropped out of high school to serve in World War II. Jack Koolik graduated from Darnell Cookman High School in Jacksonville on Monday evening. He left his New York high school 71 years ago to join the U.S. Army Air ...

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