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WASHINGTON — U.S. Reps. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, and Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, applauded the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, in social media statements shortly after the White House took credit for the airstrike during the evening of Thursday, Jan. 2.

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran vowed "harsh retaliation" for a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed a top Iranian general who had been the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing.

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Snow lightly fell as veterans saluted and residents placed their hands over their hearts Monday morning along Grand Haven’s Harbor Drive, and veterans lowered the flag at the Eternal Flame to half-mast.

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As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day on Monday, the Tribune sat down and talked with two local women who had very different military experiences, but who both devoted a part of their life to help protect and serve their country. 

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KINGSLEY — Twenty-one shots from an honor guard. The haunting sound of a bugler playing “Taps.” Then, total silence as two more Michigan Army National Guard Honor Guard members folded the flag draped over U.S. Army Sgt. David Feriend’s casket, presenting one to his two sisters.

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LAMONT — The Henry E. Plant Camp No. 3 Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War of Grand Haven will conduct a ceremony to dedicate the organization’s Last Soldier marker for Ottawa County at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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MUSKEGON — The USS LST-393 is now moored on Muskegon Lake near downtown Muskegon. Seventy-five years ago, it took part in one of the most important events of World War II: D-Day.

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PORT HURON — Shortly after 8 a.m. recently, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock and its crew, surrounded by fishing boats under an overcast sky, pulled away from the Algonac pier, embarking on a buoy-tending mission that would set a record for the ship.

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SPRING LAKE — Chris Hindley wanted to honor her son, Zachery Clark, who joined the U.S. Marine Corps last fall.

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CHICAGO — James MacDonald, the senior pastor and founding member of Harvest Bible Chapel, has been fired, the church announced early Wednesday morning.

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The U.S. Senate approved a compromise policy Wednesday on dumping ship ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — There were a lot of anxious nights in the DeGram house back in the early 1940s.

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SAN DIEGO — A 2012 Reeths-Puffer High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 73 at Naval Station North Island in Coronado, California.

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Two new markers honoring the men and women of the armed forces who’ve served and fallen were unveiled Friday during a ceremony at the Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium.

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A 2015 Muskegon High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

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Brent Jackson, a commander in the U.S. Navy and a native of Grand Haven, took command of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) on May 9 while underway off the coast of southern California.

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SPRING LAKE TWP. — A U.S. Army veteran and Spring Lake Township resident puts up a flag memorial in celebration of the Fourth of July and Memorial Day holidays each year.

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MUSKEGON — The Smithsonian Channel is launching the second season of “Hell Below,” a five-part series showcasing the strategic decisions made by military submariners during World War II, inspired by a book written at the USS Silversides Museum in Muskegon.

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It’s been 75 years to the day since the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Escanaba sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. 

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For many, Memorial Day is celebrated as a day off work; a chance to grill out with families and enjoy the beautiful May weather. 

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Jennifer Begert had tears in her eyes as a bugler played “Taps” and she was presented with a flag in honor of her father, John C. Begert, during a memorial service Thursday at the American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post 28. 

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BATH, Maine — A 2014 Grand Haven High School graduate is serving as part of the Precommissioning Unit for the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116).

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, declaring he's making the world safer but dealing a profound blow to allies and deepening the president's isolation on the world stage.

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It was a whirlwind weekend for Grand Haven’s Bob Wolniakowski, 88, and George “Skip” Schippers, 85, who both participated in the Talons Out Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., this past Saturday.

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The bond of family isn’t the only thing that connects Grand Haven’s Bob Wolniakowski, 88, and George Schippers, 85 — the two are also Korean War veterans.

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The Tri-Cities Historical Museum will host the third in a series of lectures on the history of World War I: “World War I on the Periphery: Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.”

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The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Escanaba will return to Grand Haven this summer to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its namesake’s sinking during World War II.

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Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the 26th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.