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Afghanistan War

Lafayette Crosses (photo courtesy SFGate)

Owner Of Lafayette War Memorial Site Dies

Longtime peace activist Louise Clark, who owned the property on which the “Crosses of Lafayette” war memorial was built, passed away Sunday at age 86.

CBS San Francisco–08/22/2011

Lafayette Crosses (photo courtesy SFGate)

No More New Crosses For Lafayette War Memorial

The last white cross has been hammered into the hillside memorial in Lafayette this week, memorial organizers said.

CBS San Francisco–08/11/2011

Navy SEAL Killed In Afghanistan Lived In San Jose As A Child

Navy SEAL Kevin Houston’s family in San Jose has been left heartbroken by news that he was killed along with 37 others when his helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan Saturday.

KPIX 5–08/09/2011

Twenty-nine-year-old Derek Benson, an Angwin native, was killed in Afghanistan (Angwin Reporter)

Navy SEAL From Napa County Killed In Afghanistan

A native of Angwin in Napa County was one of 25 U.S. Special Operations forces killed Saturday when a helicopter was shot down by enemy fire in the Wardak province of Afghanistan.

KPIX 5–08/08/2011

According to the Defense Department, Sgt. William B. Gross-Paniagua of Daly City died during a bomb attack in Afghanistan on July 31, 2011. (Department of Defense)

Soldier From Daly City Killed In Afghanistan Bomb Attack

The military said a Hawaii-based soldier from the Bay Area died this week from injuries suffered during from a bomb attack in Afghanistan.

KPIX 5–08/01/2011

Sgt. Nicanor Amper IV of San Jose was killed in Afghanistan during an attack on July 5, 2011. (Department of Defense)

Soldier From San Jose Killed In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense said 36-year-old Sgt. Nicanor Amper IV of San Jose died Tuesday in Khowst of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket-propelled grenade.

KPIX 5–07/08/2011

Santa Rosa Contractor Killed In Kabul Was Also Ham Radio Operator

The U.S. contractor who died Wednesday after an Afghan military pilot opened fire at Kabul Airport was James McLaughlin, a ham radio operator from Santa Rosa, friends said.


Army Specialist Jameson Lindskog of Pleasanton was killed in action in Afghanistan. (Department of Defense/BCN)

Pleasanton Army Medic Remembered As Quiet Hero

Friends and family remembered Jameson Lindskog of Pleasanton, an Army medic who was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan while assisting a fellow soldier.

KPIX 5–04/01/2011

Specialist Derek T. Simonetta (U.S. Department of Defense)

Friends, Family Remember Fallen Peninsula Soldier

At least 500 people packed into San Mateo’s St. Gregory’s Church for Army Specialist Derek Simonetta’s funeral mass where family and friends honored the fallen soldier.


Specialist Derek T. Simonetta (U.S. Department of Defense)

Redwood City Soldier Among 6 Dead In Afghanistan Attack

Six American soldiers killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan were members of the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell, including one from the Bay Area and another from San Diego, according to the military.

CBS San Francisco–12/14/2010