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Martha Gutierrez

Iraq War Vet, Young Sister Dead In Gilroy Murder-Suicide; Mother Missing

A 27-year-old Iraq War veteran was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound near the body of his sister inside their Gilroy apartment on Wednesday night, and investigators consider the case a murder-suicide, police said Thursday.

03/15/2012

Army soldiers walk to where they will board buses to fly home. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images,)

Bay Area Gets Ready For Returning Iraq Veterans

Veterans Affairs hospitals are gearing up for a flood of veterans coming home from Iraq.

12/27/2011

Army soldiers walk to where they will board buses to fly home. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images,)

Bay Area Veterans Face Readjustment Hurdles As Iraq War Ends

As the nearly nine-year war in Iraq draws to a close, Bay Area veterans who are returning home to rejoin their families and resume their civilian lives may face unexpected challenges.

12/15/2011

Army Specialist Anthony Gadd, an Iraq War veteran, sits inside his Volkswagen Golf on December 2, 2011. Gadd’s car was restored by a group of mechanics who donated materials and their time. (CBS)

Bay Area Iraq Vet’s Car Gets Makeover

As a sign of gratitude, a Bay Area group has made an Iraq war veteran’s homecoming a little more special, by restoring his car for free.

12/03/2011

A young girl waits for the arrival of the 297th Medical Company of the California National Guard at their San Mateo Armory headquarters, December 2, 2011. (CBS)

Early Holiday Homecoming For Bay Area National Guard Unit

Family and friends gathered in San Mateo Friday morning to welcome home more than 60 specialized California National Guard soldiers from their deployment in Iraq.

12/02/2011

Police officers form a line to disperse the Occupy Oakland protesters who barricaded themselves on a street near the Oakland City Hall on November 3, 2011 in Oakland. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

2nd Veteran Injured In Occupy Oakland Protests

Police said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the arrest of U.S. Army veteran Kayvan Sabeghi, who was hospitalized after an arrest during this week’s Occupy Oakland protests.

11/04/2011

Scott Olsen is attended to after being injured at the Occupy Oakland protests (CBS)

Iraq War Veteran Suffers Skull Fracture In Occupy Oakland Violence

A Marine who had served two tours of duty in Iraq was critically injured during an altercation between police and protesters on the streets of Oakland Tuesday night.

10/26/2011

U.S. President Barack Obama announces an end to the Iraq War and complete troop withdrawal from the briefing room of the White House October 21, 2011. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Bay Area Congressional Delegation Praises Obama Over Iraq Withdrawal

President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war. It drew swift praise from the San Francisco Bay Area’s congressional delegation.

10/21/2011

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

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