Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
First Lady Michelle Obama used a west side warehouse as a backdrop to campaign for more business support for veterans and their spouses.
While the war in Iraq is winding down, the mission is Afghanistan continues. And that means U.S. troops continue to be called up for duty. Long and repeated deployments are tough on families. WOSU gives a look at how children are affected when their parents go overseas.
170 soldiers and their families said goodbye Thursday during a deployment ceremony in Marysville. The Ohio Army National Guard troops will soon travel to Iraq.
Thousands of military veterans will be able to attend Ohio’s public colleges and universities for free when the federal GI Bill takes effect this summer. But state officials are promoting that now. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports.
27 Ohioans died in military service between April 2007 and last month. The state honored them with a public wreath laying ceremony at statehouse square.
The American Red Cross today warns of a new scam. The organization says the scammers contact spouses of military members by telephone, tell them a loved one is injured in Iraq, and then try to obtain personal information. Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Columbus Red Cross chapter, Michael Carroll, says the Department of Defense asked the Red Cross to issue a warning.
There are about 2,900 National Guard and reservists from Ohio deployed around the world. They leave behind 2,100 children who sometimes have trouble coping with their absense. This week at Ohio State educators, counselors and others who work with children are learning how to help them.
The Motts Military Museum is growing. The Groveport museum which features military artifacts from the Indian wars to Operation Iraqi Freedom will soon double its size. WOSU’s Mike Thompson profiles the museum and its founder, Warren Motts.