Category Archives: Veterans

U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan entertained by former classmates

This story involved military-sanctioned phone interviews with U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan during the war.  It was spurred in November 2008 by an America Voices press release received while I was a staff reporter with the Houston Chronicle’s neighborhood sections.   Two … Continue reading

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Katy veteran doesn’t let blindness slow him

This is one in a series of Houston Chronicle stories to publicize the annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival written while I was a staff reporter in July 2007.  The festival committee that year selected Kenny Adams, an amazingly active blind … Continue reading

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Paul Durckal recalls days as navigator, POW

This story, a profile of Paul Durckal, World War II Air Force navigator and German prisoner of war, was assigned to me by a Houston Chronicle neighborhood sections editor in November 2007 as a Veterans Day story after receiving a … Continue reading

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