A funeral was held Monday morning for a U.S. Marine from Massachusetts who was killed in combat operations in Afghanistan earlier this month.
Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodriguez, 19, died December 11 while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province.
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The goal of Operation Home Ties is to create portraits for the families of all Massachusetts service men and women who died after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Jared Monti, an army sergeant, was killed in combat in Afghanistan seven years ago but he’s still serving as an inspiration.
A local resident and his new charity group held a fund-raiser Sunday afternoon to help the country’s first female armed services member to suffer a double amputation in a war zone.
Thom and Carrie Kenney are members of the renowned Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Thom is missing this year’s performance due to an upcoming deployment.
Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has reportedly told investigators the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan motivated him and his brother to launch the attacks last week.
Since 2005, more than 3,000 men and women have received Boston Marathon medals in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It was a moment that four local kids are certain never to forget when their dad, Army Sgt. Mousa Dassama returned from Afghanistan and surprised them at their school.