| May 15, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Before, during and immediately after the Marine-led offensive against Taliban fighters in their stronghold of Marja, Afghan President Hamid Karzai's absence and tepid comments were noticeable -- actions that were displeasing to some U.S. troops who did...
| Apr 14, 2010
| 4:35 PM
When Pete Adams, now the guitarist in psychedelic metal outfit Baroness, enlisted in the Army in early 2001, his drill sergeants told him that his life expectancy on the battlefield was 2.3 seconds. That was before 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 11:23 AM
Tens of thousands of soldiers are being treated right now for post-traumatic stress disorder. There's no one way to help ease their daily suffering so local groups are thinking of creative ways to help them.
One of those organizations is "Project Healing...
| Mar 15, 2010
| 8:35 PM
Dr. Arnall Patz, a Johns Hopkins University physician who discovered and eliminated a major cause of blindness in children, died Thursday of heart disease at his home in Pikesville, Md. He was 89.
The director emeritus of the Wilmer Eye Institute at...
| Apr 14, 2010
An Easton native who was serving with the Army in Afghanistan died Friday of wounds he suffered March 27 when his vehicle was hit by a bomb.
Sgt. Sean M. Durkin, 24, of Aurora, Colo., died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., according...
| Apr 30, 2010
At the church, an overhead projector beamed a slide show of moments in Sean Durkin's life, all the more poignant for being so ordinary: snapshots from the beach, a birthday party, a backyard football game.
They could have been portraits of any American...
| May 27, 2010
| 8:08 AM
Last summer, six months before he was deployed to Afghanistan for the second time, infantry Sgt. Edwin Rivera sat in his car in the driveway of his parents' house in Waterford and explained to his mother why he was returning to war.
It was the sad...
| Jun 23, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. — You already know the museums, the monuments and the mall. But there are other sides to our capital that make it a rewarding destination. As much as this is the nation's seat of government, it is a vibrant, international city. Here...
| Jun 26, 2010
By the time Jason Jensen returned from his last deployment in Iraq, he already knew something was wrong. Physically, the marine had escaped the sniper fire and roadside bombing attempts that punctuated daily life, but he was not the same man who had...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:40 PM
An Army veteran who lost his legs in a roadside bombing hopes to walk into his new donated home in July. It includes the feature he wanted most of all – an attached garage.
After more than a year of fund raising and planning, volunteers in west...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 2:33 AM
A month ago Jesse D. Reed sent his dad a picture of a half dozen soldiers sitting in a hole a roadside bomb had blasted out of the earth in Afghanistan.
"We already lost several trucks," the Army specialist told his father, David Reed. "But don't worry,...