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  • Meet a Connecticut Military Family in Honor of Veterans Day

    Meet a Connecticut Military Family in Honor of Veterans Day
    Rhea Fernholz is one of thousands of Connecticut Veterans who have served our country.  She joined the U.S. Army in 1995 after high school as a clarinet player.  She tells me "music was pretty much my only interest in high school and I didn't have any...
  • Lillington man receives Purple Heart for Ft. Hood injury

    A retired soldier in Lillington has received his Purple Heart for injuries he suffered in the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. The Fayetteville Observer reported (http://bit.ly/1JATDbl) that retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford was shot seven times during a...
  • Fort Bragg boot display to honor fallen service members

    Boots on the ground next month at Fort Bragg will honor the nation's 7,500 service members who have died since the 9/11 terror attacks. The Fayetteville Observer (http://bit.ly/1HmXhIx ) reports the display planned May 16 will have thousands of boots,...
  • Va. National Guard members return to US from Kuwait mission

    About 70 Virginia National Guard members are coming home from a deployment to Kuwait. The Virginia National Guard says the soldiers planned and coordinated combat sustainment support for U.S. and coalition forces in Kuwait and the surrounding region....
  • Soldier death feared Ebola-related blamed on synthetic pot

    An autopsy has concluded that synthetic marijuana was to blame for the death of a Fort Hood soldier shortly after his return from deployment to an Ebola hot zone in West Africa. The body of Kendrick Vernell Sneed was found the morning of Jan. 13...
  • Army orders financial benefits for 2009 Fort Hood victims

    Dozens of soldiers and surviving family members of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting are receiving additional Army pay that they felt was long overdue. The announcement from Army Sec. John McHugh on Thursday comes a week after 36 Purple Hearts were awarded...
  • Unforced errors or tactical mistakes?

    Unforced errors or tactical mistakes?
    Political pundits like to label gratuitous political gaffes as "unforced errors" — mistakes that come out of right field without warning or reason. These events are given extra analysis because they are unexpected and uncalled for —...
  • Survivors of 2009 Fort Hood attack receive Purple Hearts

    Eric Jackson took a bullet in the forearm during the deadliest mass shooting on a U.S. military base, and returned to Fort Hood five years later with other survivors Friday to receive Purple Heart medals. Some smiled over an honor they felt was overdue,...
  • Injured soldier pays tribute to families of victims who died in Fort Hood shooting

    DALLAS Patrick Zeigler used to lie awake imagining how he might have escaped being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Maybe he would have bumped into an old buddy, or gotten stuck in traffic, or run an errand. Anything that would have changed the...
  • Lawmakers who led push for Purple Hearts for Fort Hood survivors will attend ceremony

    WASHINGTON Victims of the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood will receive the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart, the Medal for the Defense of Freedom, in a ceremony Friday at Fort Hood. Texas lawmakers who led the push in Congress to award the...
  • Memories of Ft. Hood rampage: 'He died at my knees'

    Memories of Ft. Hood rampage: 'He died at my knees'
    Almost six years after a shooting rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas, left 13 people dead and more than 30 others injured, clinical psychologist and retired Army Col. Kathy Platoni, who was there that day, is still advocating for victims and their families to...