An Antioch soldier received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama at the White House Monday for his bravery in a deadly 2009 battle in Afghanistan that killed several of his fellow servicemen.
Records show the Army commander of a former soldier who gunned down two California police detectives had allowed him to resign from the military instead of face a court-martial when he was twice accused of rape.
Delfin Santos Jr., 24, died Saturday in Kandahar after he was fatally injured in an enemy attack that involved a vehicle-based improvised explosive device in the Zabul province.
A veteran who helped “defend the indefensible” at a vulnerable Army outpost in Afghanistan received the nation’s highest award for military valor Monday at a tearful White House ceremony that also honored the eight men who did not survive a Taliban attack.
Residents throughout the Bay Area are honoring those who have served this weekend at various Veterans Day ceremonies, parades and memorials.
With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.
U.S. Army veterans are taking their old uniforms and transforming them into a work of art, thanks to the Combat Paper Project.
Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) announced a bill Monday to rename a Mountain View post office after a fallen Mountain View native who was killed while serving in Iraq, the representative’s office said.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a San Jose soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.
Family and friends in Alameda are mourning an Army staff sergeant who was killed earlier this month in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.