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Writings helped Tucsonan understand father killed in Vietnam

Writings helped Tucsonan understand father killed in Vietnam

He was just a boy when his dad was killed, leaving Bill Kelley much to learn about the man his dad was through the many letters and writings he left behind and from the people who knew and served with him.

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Jerry Wilkerson: Let us honor our heroes both living and dead

Jerry Wilkerson: Let us honor our heroes both living and dead

A few years back I had the opportunity to visit the WWII memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Barreras, 'a legend in the Ranger community,' completes last mission

Barreras, 'a legend in the Ranger community,' completes last mission

Row upon row of ribbons and pins floated into the foyer of Christ Community Church on Saturday to honor Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R. Barreras. Mingling with those in dress uniforms, friends and family shook hands, chased children, hugged and chatted about the career soldier who was also a son…

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Hundreds fight Slide Fire as it moves toward Flagstaff

KACHINA VILLAGE — A wildfire that started in a scenic canyon snaked toward Flagstaff on Thursday, prompting residents of outlying areas to prepare to flee and blanketing the city in smoke. The human-caused Slide Fire started Tuesday and had burned 7.5 square miles in and around Oak Creek Ca…

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Memorial Day events

Memorial Day events

Here are some events in the Tucson area in honor of Memorial Day:

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Wildfire grows near Sedona, threatens 300 structures

Wildfire grows near Sedona, threatens 300 structures

A wind-whipped wildfire in Oak Creek Canyon near Flagstaff dramatically increased in size Wednesday as it sent up choking plumes of smoke, threatened homes and scuttled Memorial Day weekend plans in the popular hiking and camping area.

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Waived adoption fees at HSSA's Memorial Day weekend bash

Waived adoption fees at HSSA's Memorial Day weekend bash

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is waiving adoption fees on all adult pets as part of its four day Memorial bash, May 23 through May 26.

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Marana wants to make swimming free at its public pool

Marana wants to make swimming free at its public pool

Marana plans to make its public swimming pool free, starting this summer.

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Poppies recall those who served

Poppies recall those who served

John Mickelson, a member of American Legion Post 132, receives a donation for a red poppy from Donovan Blevins, 6, and his mother, Susie. The post marked "Poppy Days" this weekend in front of the Walmart at Oro Valley Marketplace, 2150 E Tangerine Road. The poppies were sold as part of a fun…

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Poppies recall those who served

Poppies recall those who served

John Corrado of Legion Post 132 sports a poppy in his cap. The Legion tradition started as an observance for soldiers killed in World War I and originated with the poem "In Flanders Fields."

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Poppies recall those who served

Poppies recall those who served

Onita Davis, front, receives a donation for a poppy from Lynne Helm at Oro Valley Marketplace. The flowers were being distributed last Saturday.

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Poppies recall those who served

Poppies recall those who served

Onita Davis, president of American Legion Post 132's auxiliary, displays a bundle. The "flowers" were made by disabled and hospitalized veterans in Arizona.

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Poppies recall those who served

Poppies recall those who served

May 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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We honor the dead and work for world peace

On this Memorial Day, we two, a World War II Army veteran and a Vietnam War retired Air Force captain, honor the men and women, many of them late teenagers and young adults, buried in military and civilian cemeteries across our nation and abroad. Besides our own buried dead, we remember the …

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We remember these souls as family, not heroes

Editor's note: Columnist Alexis Powers teaches a writing workshop at the Oro Valley Library. One of the workshop participants, Gail Bornfield, wrote this essay.

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What's closed for Memorial Day

City garbage and recycling

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Memorial Day events

Here's a listing of Memorial Day events in the Tucson area:

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Wear a poppy for remembrance

The American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132 is handing out "remembrance" poppies for donations at Oro Valley Marketplace Wal-Mart today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Josh Brodesky: Most important: Never forget soldier's sacrifice

Josh Brodesky: Most important: Never forget soldier's sacrifice

"When I think of him, I am encouraged to be happy and live a good life for him," says Maria Marin of her son, whose uniform she is holding, above. Sgt. Martin A. Lugo, a U.S. Army Ranger, was killed in Afghanistan in August 2010. He was 24.

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