Retired Lt. Col. Marines, Judge William Hooks
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Judge Hooks works in Veterans Court helping those with felonies

CHICAGO CRUSADER — The guest speaker at a Veterans Day recognition breakfast at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters held Saturday was Judge William Hooks. […read more]


The Scars of Vietnam

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   As a baby-boomer who grew up on war movies, I thought of veterans as various forms of heroes. I knew that in going to war some soldiers died; some were wounded; others came home…and that, I thought, was Read More

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Agent Orange and the Continuing Vietnam War

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist In a 2009 visit to Vietnam I asked a retired colonel in the Vietnam People’s Army about the notorious toxin “Agent Orange.”  The colonel, who was also a former leader in a Vietnamese advocacy group for Agent Orange’s victims, spoke Read More