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Brian – Soldier’s funeral

March 26, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

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Soldiers’ Angels: Former ND Guard soldier who lost his right leg in Afghanistan heads to Cabo San Lucas for golfing

February 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO North Dakota National Guard veteran Sam Floberg will be back at Hector International Airport almost six years to the day since he returned home after losing his right leg to a rocket attack in Afghanistan.
This time, Floberg isn’t returning home from war to a new and uncertain future as an amputee. Continue Reading

Thirteen countries in five years for Tischer

October 16, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The word “Afghanistan” is very three-dimensional.
Beneath its 11 letters lie years of turmoil and timeworn feuds littered with interspersed prosperity. Surrounding its 11 letters lie misconceptions and prejudices. On top of its 11 letters sits the Karzai administration, precariously. And within its 11 letters lies Tyler Tischer’s story. Continue Reading

Parents of gay Minnesota soldier launch anti-amendment tour

September 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL (AP) The parents of a gay Minnesota soldier who was killed in Afghanistan are launching a statewide tour by veterans against a gay marriage ban. Continue Reading

Dahlheimer competes for ‘Soldier of the Year’ honor

June 26, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Spencer Dahlheimer of Alexandria puts his heart and soul into being a solider.
He improves himself every day by sharpening his skills at the firing range, competing in long-range shooting events and taking on demanding physical activities like rock climbing, running and swimming with weights. Continue Reading

Grand marshal of Alexandria Memorial Day parade wants all veterans in spotlight

May 25, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

For years, Dennis Carstens of Alexandria has marched in the Memorial Day parade. This year, if he’s able to, he’ll ride in a convertible and serve as grand marshal. Continue Reading

Civil War veteran recognized

May 15, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

A Hewitt civil war soldier’s previously unmarked grave finally received a government issue Civil War memorial, more than 90 years after his death. Continue Reading

Wife defends US soldier accused in Afghan killings

March 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) The wife of a U.S. soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians says her husband showed no signs of PTSD before he deployed, and she doesn’t feel like she’ll ever believe he was involved in the killings. Continue Reading

US soldier charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder

March 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

KABUL, Afghanistan U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was charged today with 17 counts of premeditated murder, a capital offense that could lead to the death penalty in the massacre of Afghan civilians, the U.S. military said. Continue Reading

Lawyer describes talk with suspect in Afghan killings

March 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) A Seattle lawyer who is defending an Army staff sergeant suspected of killing 16 Afghans, including nine children, met Monday with the soldier for the first time at Fort Leavenworth, a conversation the attorney described as emotional. Continue Reading