By Avis Thomas-Lester for Urban News Service Frank Smith. emerged from a Mississippi jail and learned that he was wanted—by Uncle Sam. The 20-year-old civil rights worker had been locked up for three weeks in Greenwood for helping blacks register to vote. “After I was released from jail, I called my mother at home in […]
On 6 June 2015, I had the honor of attending the Memorial Services of Chief Master Sergeant (CMS) Dean A. DuVall, United States Air Force (USAF). My trip to Buffalo, Ind., near Monticello, was to represent U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman, as well as, in my position as chairman of the 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee of […]
By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist In December 2009 the airliner I was on touched down in Hanoi, Vietnam. That was my first time to Vietnam. As the plane approached the field, I thought about how this very territory had once been a battleground with dogfights taking place between North Vietnamese planes and U.S. planes […]
After close to four decades, Vietnam veterans in Fort Wayne and the Tri-state area are getting an official Vietnam Veterans of America Homecoming Celebration, slated for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 at Parkview Field.
Eric Hackley interviews well-known playwright, poet, activist and Vietnam veteran Charles Augusta Jones about his experiences in the Vietnam War.
Charles Augusta Jones, 66, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 in the Marion VA Hospital. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Willie and Ruth (Washington) Jones. He was a teacher and did a lot of volunteer work for theatrical and drama groups. He also wrote a number of plays.