Home » Posts tagged with » World War II

\ \ \ \ \ \

Indiana Historical Society brings to life forgotten Hoosier history

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A new exhibit being introduced at the Indiana Historical Society next week is recreating a forgotten part of Hoosier history. The story begins in 1943 when about 3,000 Italian prisoners of war were captured in North Africa and brought to the United States by ship. The prisoners were later transported […]

\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \

Guest column: The man that makes the magic hat

By Mary Beth Schneider Special to TheStatehouseFile.com My father has a magic hat. And it has this amazing power to transform him out of invisibility. It is the World War II veteran’s cap I bought for him last year to wear while he went with Indy Honor Flight and 69 other veterans to Washington D.C. […]

\ \ \

Bill would name Evansville-based P-47 the official state warbird

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana could have another state symbol added to its list after Senate Bill 370 passed the Veterans Affairs & the Military committee on Tuesday. SB 370, authored by Sen. Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville, makes the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt the official warbird of Indiana. The P-47 was the only war aircraft […]

Commentary: Syria and the demands of citizenship

\ \ \

Commentary: Syria and the demands of citizenship

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Perhaps it was a coincidence that I found myself talking with Al Barker as the leaders of this country debated whether to engage in military action in Syria. Barker is a World War II veteran. He came onto the radio show to talk about Indy Honor Flight, a program […]