Colbert I. King

03/19/2015 - 3:42pm

    "To the President of the United States," intoned the master of ceremonies. Members of an Army advocacy group and active-duty soldiers stationed in the Buffalo area rose to their feet for the toast. The year was 1962, John F. Kennedy was president, and I was among the active-duty commissioned...

12/24/2014 - 2:29pm

    "He's making a list, checking it twice, going to find out who's naughty or nice . . ."

    Santa Claus does not, of course, need any help in deciding among the deserving and...

12/04/2014 - 3:40pm

    My 102-year-old mother-in-law, Henryne Walker Stewart Goode, whom we buried a week ago at the Walker family cemetery in Okolona, Mississippi, often told an unforgettable story at our kitchen table.

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10/02/2014 - 4:01pm

    It was so sad. I'm sure there are other words to describe what I saw Wednesday morning. But that word comes to mind.

    The body was covered with a white sheet. It was lying on a grassy area in...

09/11/2014 - 2:53pm

    In August 1968, many of us in the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, West Germany, read reports with disgust and sadness as Soviet troops with tanks and artillery rolled into Czechoslovakia, closing exit routes and brutally destroying the budding season of freedom that...

07/14/2014 - 3:06am

    Around 5 p.m. on the Fourth of July - the day we laud the unalienable rights of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" - as I was firing up the grill for the family cookout, James Oh, 76, and his wife, Soonai Oh, 66, were being robbed at gunpoint by two men at the Ohs' corner store near my...

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