Profile of History Flight archaeologist Kristen Baker in Tulane magazine

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This profile ran on p. 33 of the June 2016 issue of Tulane magazine. Kristen Baker was just 9 years old when her father died unexpectedly, and she remembers how not knowing what happened sharpened the pain of grief. “It … Continue reading

Millennial ‘chickenhawks’ mirror society’s abdication on war

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Young people resisting the idea of interrupting their lives to go into a war zone isn’t an anomaly; historically, it’s the rule. But more important, government and society have trained this generation to see war as something other people do. Continue reading

‘Spotlight’: An epitaph to the noble pursuit of journalism

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There is a brief, pivotal — and surely deliberate — scene in the movie, when a reporter parks in an almost empty employee lot at the Globe in the shadow of a billboard pitching AOL. If video killed the radio star, then the internet age has all but destroyed the Fourth Estate. Continue reading

UPDATE Remains of Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. return to Knoxville

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Bonnyman was killed on Nov. 22, 1943 in the Battle of Tarawa. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. His remains, along with those of hundreds of other Marines, were lost after they were buried on Tarawa following the fighting. Continue reading

Schedule of events for Sept. 25-27 Alexander Bonnyman memorial in Knoxville

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The family of 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnymarn, Jr., who was awarded the Medal of Honor after he was killed on Nov. 22, 1943 in the battle of Tarawa, has scheduled three three public events in conjunction with his burial in Knoxville, Tenn. Sept. 25-27. Continue reading