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Iconic steakhouse changed hands with roll of the dice

Marneres emigrated from Greece in 1914, and spent many years in Louisville ... and he was initially booked under that alias. Only the ruse didn't last long. Nor did Wade Sr.'s time behind bars. The ga... read more

Last World War I veteran dies

But Green, who has died aged 110, was the last known surviving veteran of World War I. She was serving with the Women's Royal ... Decades later, Green remembered her wartime service with affection. "I ... read more

A World War I widow recalls husband's service in segregated unit

Celestine Trott of Englewood, who is likely the last surviving widow of a World War I veteran, is preserving the fading ... "I wasn't even born yet," Celestine said. The couple met years after his ret... read more

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Do soldiers sometimes enjoy combat?

Tony’s a private guy, and he doesn’t want to use his last name because he worries people will look him up on Facebook. Like Tony, I’m a Marine vet. I’ve also reported ... wrote a Belgian officer durin... read more


The New Sultan of Turkey

Since last year, the architect and urban planner has been on trial ... whose centuries of rule came to an end after its disastrous alliance with the Germans in World War I. Atatürk suppressed the empi... read more

When I met World War I survivor Frank Buckles

Growing up I loved books about World War I. Names like the Red Baron ... Prior to his death on Sunday at 110, Buckles was America's last living veteran of the Great War. When we visited his West Virgi... read more

Not to successor Clinton reveals the dignity of a bygone era

On his last day as the US president in 1993 ... “high point of American munificence” that began with President Woodrow Wilson at the end of World War I. “He superintended the management of the West as ... read more

The Marine Corps Birthday: What It Means To Marines

On the day I was called a Marine the first time, my parents were there and my girlfriend and her mother were there too, all of them making the long trek to see just whom I'e become. I still remember m... read more

From our archives: A Vietnam War deserter crosses the line into Canada

Now dream and memory meet and mingle, and the nightmare seems almost as real as that last long ... My father was a veteran of World War I. My older brother fought in Korea. A dozen cousins and uncles ... read more

Only Canadian WWI vet dies at 109 in Spokane

The last Canadian ... surviving American World War I veteran. Babcock was born in 1900, on a farm near Kingston, Ontario, Canada; he outlived 10 siblings. He enlisted in the Canadian Army during WWI, ... read more

Chatological Humor: Monthly with Moron (July)

At one time or another, Below the Beltway has managed to offend ... This sort of rote description of the end of World War I is probably written word for word, just about exactly like this, in high sch... read more

The Rosslyn Code

When we met at the chapel, the first thing Robertson asked me was whether I thought the code was real. I said I didn't know, but that it at least seemed plausible. That's the maddening thing about the ... read more



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