Author: Michael E. Ruane

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Fundraising couldn't keep up with rising costs. [Read More]
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A flag covered a bronze tablet, and a Gold Star mother who had lost a son to the Great War stood ready. Silhouetted against the... [Read More]
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund announced Friday that it is ending its troubled project to build a $130 million underground Vietnam Education Center on the... [Read More]
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The $130 million project near Lincoln Memorial was plagued by funding problems. [Read More]
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They worked in the rain by the light of flood lamps. Hundreds of soldiers and civilians frantically filled sandbags, while bulldozers and cranes helped build... [Read More]
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She was Ida Lewis, the shy daughter of a disabled sea captain. And after bold rescues in the late 1800s, she was front-page news. But... [Read More]
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On a broiling hot day, much like the day they fell, two Union soldiers were borne to their graves Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery, 156... [Read More]
On a broiling hot day, much like the day they fell, two Union soldiers were borne to their graves Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery, 156... [Read More]
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In her day, she was the heroine of the Lime Rock Lighthouse, the intrepid young woman who by herself rowed into the stormy waters of... [Read More]
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Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond. [Read More]
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FCCNN When John McCain is buried in the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, he will rest one row from the graves of Midshipmen... [Read More]
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Sen. John McCain will be buried at the Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) ... [Read More]
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Once forgotten, the 1832 lockkeeper's house has been restored and relocated. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) By Michael E.... [Read More]
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The three craftsmen stood around the partly finished wooden coffin, stumped.The pieces of elegant oak had been measured, cut and glued.The first coffin they had... [Read More]
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They are scheduled to be buried with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 6. [Read More]
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The three craftsmen stood around the partly finished wooden coffin, stumped. The pieces of elegant oak had been measured, cut and glued. The first coffin... [Read More]
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The USS Abner Read hit a mine, lost its stern and trapped 71 sleeping sailors inside. [Read More]
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The USS Abner Read had finished one leg of its anti-submarine patrol and was turning to start the next. Off the shore of Kiska, in... [Read More]
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Marla L. Andrews put on her glasses, held the small plastic bag close and strained to see the gold ring inside. [Read More]
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Marla L. Andrews put on her glasses, held the small plastic bag close and strained to see the gold ring inside. Her vision is poor,... [Read More]
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