A memorial service has been planned in San Jose for a U.S. Marine from Milpitas who was killed in Afghanistan last week.
Former ambassador Karl Eikenberry said the U.S. has achieved many of the objectives of the war launched less than a month after the September 11th terror attacks.
Army officials have confirmed that a Fort Riley soldier from Napa County died of his wounds from a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan.
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.
The last white cross has been hammered into the hillside memorial in Lafayette this week, memorial organizers said.
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.
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.
The military said a Hawaii-based soldier from the Bay Area died this week from injuries suffered during from a bomb attack 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.
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.