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Medal of Honor shines spotlight on PTSD (Editorial)

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Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, a former Fort Carson soldier, was rightly awarded the Medal of Honor on Monday for his “conspicuous gallantry” during a 2009 battle in Afghanistan. But Carter also deserves a nation’s thanks for bringing attention to … Continue reading

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Fort Bliss troops head home from deployment

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FORT BLISS — About 130 soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division were scheduled to land at Biggs Airfield late Thursday night after serving in Afghanistan for nine months. The 4-17th “Buffaloes” … Continue reading

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Back from Afghanistan, 25 Utah soldiers see their babies for the first time

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When 25 Utah National Guard soldiers returned home from a deployment to Afghanistan this week, 27 babies — 23 new sons and daughters and two sets of twins —were waiting to meet them for the first time. Continue reading

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Costs of U.S. wars linger for over 100 years

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If history is any judge, the U.S. government will be paying for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for the next century as service members and their families grapple with the sacrifices of combat. Continue reading

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Army veteran receives Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

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A veteran who helped “defend the indefensible” at a vulnerable Army outpost in Afghanistan received the nation’s highest award for military valor Monday at a tearful White House ceremony that also honored the eight men who did not survive a Taliban attack. Continue reading

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VA study finds more veterans committing suicide

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Every day about 22 veterans in the United States kill themselves, a rate that is about 20 percent higher than the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2007 estimate, according to a two-year study by a VA researcher. Continue reading

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Wounded Marine gets new home in western New York

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A Marine who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan now has a new home thanks to volunteers in a Buffalo-area community. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Afghanistan – baste the turkey, dodge mortar fire

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As she prepares Thanksgiving lunch and dinner, Spc. Nikki Barthelemy faces a few holiday challenges — cooking the turkey evenly, finishing side dishes on time, avoiding incoming mortar fire. Wait — what? Continue reading

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Wounded in Afghanistan, young veteran battles for a new life

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When Army Pfc. Geoffrey Quevedo was airlifted late last year to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after being severely wounded in Afghanistan, his family in California was told to hurry to Washington to say a final goodbye. Continue reading

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In Daniel’s honor: Utah foundation takes wounded veterans hunting

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The four hunters with Ace Redhair all agree: It’s a beautiful buck. He has heft and four points on each side of his dark-chocolate rack, which is not really wide, but a respectable 27 inches. Continue reading

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