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Two North Dakota soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday. The soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Darren Linde, 41, of Devils Lake, and Spc. Tyler Orgaard, 20, of Bismarck, were doing a routine clearance o... Posted on 12/5/12 at 12:44 AM
Taliban militants wearing suicide vests fired automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at an army post in northwestern Pakistan in a pre-dawn raid Saturday, killing 23 people, including 10 civilians, officials said.
The boy sits with his knees tucked under his chest on the concrete floor of the police station here, his adolescent face a tableau of fear. He's still garbed in the knee-length tunic he was ordered to wear by the Islamic extremist who recruited him.
Members of North Dakota’s Congressional delegation, Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Adjutant General Sprynczynatyk said thank you Sunday to the families and North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers who returned home in September from a yearlong deployment.
At 3 p.m. Monday, the nation fell silent.
The echo of a three-volley-salute could be heard at cemeteries across the country as military honor guards and Americans took time to remember fallen soldiers.
Zachary Drew was released from a St. Paul hospital Friday, a week after the 6-year-old Coon Rapids boy was hit by a vehicle as he walked to an airport homecoming with his soldier father. Zachary had "successful treatment" for a broken leg and facial injuries and "will continue his recovery at home," Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare said in a statement.
Her list: Barbie and Dad Abby Koopman of Alexandria wanted a Barbie for Christmas, but more than that, she wanted her dad home for the holidays. Abby’s dad, Joe Koopman, is a sergeant in the National Guard stationed in Kuwait.
The Air Force's top general told a congressional panel today that he takes personal responsibility for incidents in which remains of U.S. war dead were mishandled at the Dover military mortuary in 2009.
U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Harmon, a native of Lengby, Minn., survived two tours in Iraq, including a mortar attack that seriously injured a nearby soldier, but, a month into his first tour in Afghanistan, he has been killed by a roadside bomb.
Delta Air Lines hastily changed its baggage fees for troops Wednesday after a YouTube video showed soldiers complaining that they had to pay $200 apiece to check extra bags as they made their way home from Afghanistan.
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