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.
30-year-old Staff Sgt. Thomas Fogarty sustained injuries following an attack by enemy units with an improvised explosive device.
An interview with Dr. David Spiegel on the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder.
A public memorial service is planned in San Jose on Thursday for Sean Walsh, a 21-year-old California National Guard soldier from San Jose who was killed nearly two weeks ago while serving in Afghanistan.