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Oct 01st

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Honoring Those Who Died Defending Our Freedom

Honoring Those Who Died Defending Our Freedom

I enlisted in the Navy in 1973, as a young man from a working class family. My father was deceased, my mother was disabled, and I was out of money to continue in medical school. That year the Navy began offering to pay the educational costs of medical students in exchange for uniformed service after graduation. It was an honor to serve my country and to receive the education I needed to become a doctor.

As I've talked with service members at Barksdale and Fort Polk, I've heard similar stories. Military service can provide career training when the market for good-paying jobs is tight. Such practical considerations are valuable, but one's decision to enlist in the Armed Forces is far more profound.

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Letters to the Editor

Respect for Memorial Day

Dear Editor

This year the Memorial Day "holiday" will be observed on Monday, May 27, several days before the traditional May 30.

Memorial Day should be reserved for honorin...

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Other Opinion

There’s a Reason

Your humble observer would like to drop a name on you, faithful reader. Van T. Barfoot. His isn't exactly a household name, but it should be.

One might expect that a small...

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Other Opinion

When Telecommuting Isn’t Enough

Some people may consider telecommuting part of their "dream job" scenario. After all, they can work from home and still have a meaningful impact in their chosen professio...

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Josh Beavers

‘Good Things Happened’

‘Good Things Happened’

My first job out of college was covering the news over in Monroe. One of my initial assignments was to write a feature story on Lanny Johnson, who was retiring following ...

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