Navy

Reader Input: Writer’s world does a flip-flop

Back in the ’50s, when I was in the Navy, I was on a ship in Long Beach. I wrote my mother, in Iowa, that everybody here has a tan and is happy. I also said that all the gi ...

Reader Input: Veterans beware

Different agencies of the U.S. government consider the value of one’s life differently. Our father died on April 30th, the last day of the month. Social Security felt he was ...

Gene Holcombe assigned to submarine in Philippines

Navy Chief Petty Officer Gene A. Holcombe, whose wife, Karissa, is the daughter of Mark Blucher, of Rocklin, is assigned to the Los Angeles-class submarine, USS Cheyenne (SSN 77 ...

Flight of Honor for Auburn World War II veteran

Seventy years ago, Auburn’s Tom Osborn was 18, still in high school, and preparing to go to war. He joined the Navy after graduating from school in Tilden, Neb. By Christmas ...

Event allows 200 Auburn students to ‘Meet our Troops’

Local students got a chance to learn about and thank military representatives just in time for Memorial Day. St. Joseph’s Catholic School hosted a Meet our Troops! event Friday ...

Decent people shop Wal-Mart

Re: “Wal-Mart draws undesirable low-lifes” by Sally Stanley, (Reader Input, April 4). “Undesirable low life — sorry examples of human life — living off hard-working tax ...