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  • U.S. soldier from Barrington dies in noncombat incident in Kosovo

    U.S. soldier from Barrington dies in noncombat incident in Kosovo
    An Army staff sergeant who had an address in Barrington, Ill., at the time that she enlisted 11 years ago was killed last week in a noncombat-related incident in Kosovo, military officials said Tuesday. Staff Sgt. Heidi Lynn Ruh, 32, was assigned to...
  • Holder announces task force on 'homegrown' terrorists

    Holder announces task force on 'homegrown' terrorists
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr. on Monday announced the creation of a task force within the Justice Department to combat an “escalating danger” from “homegrown” terrorists within the United States. The Justice Department, in a...
  • Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel

    Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel
    Franklin Waters "Buck" Trapnell Jr., a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam, died of a heart attack May 31 while visiting family near Richmond, Va. The former Roland Park resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised on Lake Avenue in Cedarcroft,...
  • Should Ft. Hood victims be given Purple Heart? Opinion is divided

    Should Ft. Hood victims be given Purple Heart? Opinion is divided
    Five years after the 2009 shooting rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas, a new push is underway to make the victims eligible for the Purple Heart. But the idea is drawing opposition from, among others, a group representing Purple Heart recipients, who liken the...
  • Illinois native among 4 dead at Fort Hood

    An Effingham-born soldier was killed during a mass shooting at Ford Hood on Wednesday, a relative confirmed today. Timothy Owens, who was born in Effingham and later moved to Missouri, died after apparently being shot at close range, said Darlene...
  • Pentagon fails to keep troops safe [Letter]

    Pentagon fails to keep troops safe [Letter]
    It's time that the paper generals at the Pentagon go. They are more concerned about the gays in the military and women in combat than protecting our soldiers on American soil ("Fort Hood shooting: Iraq vet was being treated for mental health issues,"...
  • Vets deserve better support [Letter]

    Vets deserve better support [Letter]
    Sadly, it seems that the old "going postal" concept has been geographically supplanted by the recent carnage at U.S. Army bases that have been transformed into shooting galleries, most notably Fort Hood, Texas ("Fort Hood shooting: Iraq vet was being...
  • Home from war, our soldiers continue to die

    March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one. It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end. That...
  • Ft. Hood shooter had been denied leave day of rampage, source says

    When Army Spec. Ivan Lopez went on the shooting rampage Wednesday at Ft. Hood, Texas, killing three  soldiers and injuring 16 others, he had just learned that superiors in Washington had rejected his request to take a temporary leave to deal with family...
  • Hero of 2009 Ft. Hood rampage calls for arming soldiers on base

    WASHINGTON — The Ft. Hood shootings are stoking debate over whether Congress should repeal a two-decade-old ban on carrying personal firearms on military bases, a policy designed to protect military personnel against accidental or indiscriminate...
  • Ft. Hood shooting puts Army resilience training to the test

    Ft. Hood shooting puts Army resilience training to the test
    FT. HOOD, Texas — In a windowless cinder-block room at Ft. Hood on Wednesday morning, 11 soldiers closed their eyes and practiced taking deep, slow breaths. The technique is useful for gaining self-control in stressful situations, explained...