Hingham Police Officer John Marquardt earned a Purple Heart and a Medal of Valor during his deployment.
Could it be that a much larger re-direction of resources from Afghanistan to here would really help get a renewal off the ground?
The military is awarding its third-highest combat decoration to a U.S. Marine from Massachusetts who was killed after saving colleagues in battle in Afghanistan.
Rhode Island National Guard commander Kevin McBride said Monday that Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr. had “the courage of a warrior” and “the heart of a father.”
The commander of the Rhode Island National Guard says a soldier who was killed by an armored vehicle while trying to save a girl in Afghanistan is a “true hero and patriot.”
The Pentagon says he died from injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. But the truth is 29-year-old Spc. Dennis Weichel Jr. of Providence was a hero.
The men and women from the 182nd Infantry regiment had been in Afghanistan for a year.
Around 120 members of the of the Massachusetts National Guard’s 182nd Infantry just returned home from Afghanistan.
John Kerry described the reported shooting of 16 Afghan civilians by an American soldier as “tragic” in a statement on Sunday.
The accidental burning of Korans.