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Michael Stoll

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Michael Stoll: How to write a proper political post on social media

I’m sure I don’t need to elaborate on how chaotic and divisive 2020 was, and the beginning of 2021 seems to be continuing that trend. ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike Stoll.

50 states, 50 heroes: Buffalo Soldier

Author’s note: This is the last of my yearlong “50 states, 50 heroes” column. Thanks for reading. Born Dec. 17, 1919, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Vernon ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

50 states, 50 heroes: Protecting the wounded

Born Sept. 1, 1914, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Benjamin Lewis Salomon was running a dental practice when he was drafted into the Army in 1940. Initially ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

50 states, 50 heroes: Angel in fatigues

Born Dec. 19, 1907, in Spencer, West Virginia, Ruby Grace Bradley began her working life as a teacher. She then decided to go into nursing ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

50 states, 50 heroes: Shooting back

Born Oct. 4, 1926, in Tacoma, Washington, Robert Eugene Bush lived with his mother in Raymond, Washington, after his parents divorced when he was four. ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Stoll.

50 states, 50 heroes: Counterattack

Born Jan. 3, 1927, in Portsmouth, Virginia, Richard Thomas Shea Jr. attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute before dropping out in 1944 to enlist in the Army. ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Stoll.

50 states, 50 heroes: ‘Red Mike’

Born April 25, 1897, in Rutland, Vermont, Merritt Austin Edson grew up in Chester, Vermont. He joined the National Guard and was a student at ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Stoll.

50 states, 50 heroes: A corpsman’s courage

Born Aug. 8, 1924, in Ogden, Utah, George Edward Wahlen dreamed of being an aircraft mechanic. When he enlisted in the Navy in 1943, he ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Stoll.

50 states, 50 heroes: ‘Iron Man’

Born Jan. 4, 1923, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Warren Gamaliel Harding Crecy had a reputation as a polite, mild-mannered man. He enlisted in the Army ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Michael Stoll: The 5 worst presidents (according to historians)

Abraham Lincoln. George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. Franklin Roosevelt. What do they all have in common? They’re largely praised by historians as some of the best ... Read more

3 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Michael Stoll: Read these … if you dare!

I have a confession… I’m a horror junkie. There are few things I like better than a good horror movie. As an avid reader, my ... Read more

3 months ago by Mike Stoll.

50 states, 50 heroes: In the kill zone

When Walter Keith Singleton was born Dec. 7, 1944, in Memphis, Tennessee, his father was a prisoner in a German POW camp. When he returned ... Read more

3 months ago by Mike Stoll.

50 states, 50 heroes: Ace of Guadalcanal

Born April 17, 1915, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Joseph Jacob Foss was 11-years-old when he first saw famed aviator Charles Lindbergh at an airport ... Read more

3 months ago by Mike Stoll.

The Wide Angle: It’s pudding not pie

Let’s get ahead of the moment, shall we. This weekend, I will be turning off phones and TVs and hitting the kitchen. The end result ... Read more

3 months ago by Eric Johnson.

50 states, 50 heroes: Hell at Dong Xoai

Born Sept. 17, 1933, in Charleston, South Carolina, Charles Quincy Williams enlisted the Army in 1958. After completing basic training at Fort Jackson, Williams completed ... Read more

3 months ago by Mike Stoll.

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