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Soldier From California Killed In Afghanistan (+Video)

Army Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19, of Visalia, Calif. was killed July 24 in Mirugol Kalay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense reports Williams died of injuries he sustained from when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Also killed in the blast was Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30, of Hickman, Neb.

Williams and Prange were assigned 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat ...

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US Soldier Dies Of Illness Developed In Afghanistan

Army Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr., 20, died July 24, at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas from an illness he contracted while serving in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

In announcing Hamilton's death, the Department of Defense did not give any information as to the nature of his illness.

The Killeen Daily Herald reports Hamilton's deployment to Afghanistan lasted from July 2013 to March 2014.

Hamilton was from Kenosha ...

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Singing Soldier Paul Ieti Makes Finals Of America's Got Talent (Video)

The judges from the TV talent competition "America's Got Talent" voted unanimously on Wednesday night to send 21-year-old Army Pfc. Paul Ieti to Radio City Music Hall for the show's finals.

For the program's judgement week, Ieti sang the Rascal Flatts song "Bless the Broken Road." I've posted video of his performance up top.

As Home Post previously reported, Ieti recently completed a nine-month deployment to ...

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Former POW Bowe Bergdahl Won't See Or Speak To Parents (Video)

Former POW and Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will not see or speak to his parents, despite their unwavering support during his five years in captivity, according to the Wall Street Journal.

An unnamed Army official told the Journal:

The decision by Sgt. Bergdahl... suggests a deeper estrangement between the soldier and his parents than the military understood when he was released. Still, officials said, they don’t know the precise ...

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Happy Ending For Soldier Whose Ex Sold His Dog While He Was Deployed?

Soldier Robert Gabbert entrusted his beloved dog Baxter with his former girlfriend when he deployed to Afghanistan in March. His ex-flame then sold Baxter on Craigslist to another military family.

The Facebook page "Bring Baxter Home" was created after Gabbert posted this desperate plea on Craigslist, according to the Washington Post:

I am currently deployed and my ex sold my dog. I just found out and I am trying to ...

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Gary Sinise Hosts Coronado Screening Of 'Travis: A Soldier's Story' (Video)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Village Theater, Coronado

SOLD OUT

Actor, musician and humanitarian Gary Sinise will host a special screening Tuesday evening of the documentary "Travis: A Soldier's Story" at the Village Theater in Coronado.

The film follows the journey of quadruple amputee Travis Mills as he recovers from devastating injuries he suffered in Afghanistan.

After the screening, audience members can participate in a ...

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Wounded Warriors Wanted For New Navy Study In San Diego (Video)

San Diego's Naval Health Research Center is looking for Wounded Warriors to take part in its six-year study on the quality of life for men and women who've been injured in the post 9/11 wars.

The Associated Press reports roughly 1,500 people have agreed to participate, but the Navy hopes to have 10,000 for the study.

U.S. military personnel interested in the Wounded Warrior ...

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World Cup Fever: Soldiers In Afghanistan Give Team USA Shout Out (Video)

As the U.S. soccer team faces off against Belgium in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16, soldiers at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan are showing their support for their fellow countrymen.

Capt. Chance Mace, Capt. David Light, 1st Lt. Gil Morales, Sgt. 1st Class Briceida Urrutia, and Pfc. Mikhail Curley with the 647th Regional Support Group gave a special shout out from the other side of the globe.

There ...

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Twentynine Palms Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Marine Corps Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, was killed Wednesday in Helmand province, Afghanistan while conducting combat operations, according to the Department of Defense.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California.

Spitzer was a native of New Braunfels, Texas. The Desert Sun reports he joined the Marines on Aug. 17, 2009.

He was on his second deployment in ...

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NATO Service Member Killed In Afghanistan

NATO today announced the death of an International Security Assistance Force service member in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday.

The United States-led international coalition reports the troop died "as a result of an enemy forces attack."

As per standard procedure, the NATO casualty report states:

It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.

The Associated Press reports the service member who died Wednesday in Afghanistan ...

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Medal Of Honor Recipient Kyle Carpenter Throws Padres Pitch, Visits Camp Pendleton (Video)

Marine Corps veteran Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, who was awarded the Medal of Honor last week, is in town. Among his stops - throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Sunday's San Diego Padres game, and meeting with fellow Marines at Camp Pendleton and MCAS Miramar.

On Sunday, Carpenter stopped by Petco Park. Carpenter Tweeted:

"Bringing the heat ... Threw the first pitch at today's @padres game!"

U-T San Diego described ...

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Pentagon ID's 3 US Marines Killed In Afghanistan Bombing (Video)

The Defense Department has identified the three U.S. Marines killed on June 20 (along with a military working dog) by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.

Killed were:

-Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34, of Stafford, Va.

-Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, N.H.

-Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

All three Marines were assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine ...

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3 US Troops, 1 Military Dog Killed In Afghanistan

A roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan killed three U.S. service members and their military working dog on Friday.

According to a NATO ISAF casualty report:

Three International Security Assistance Force service members and one ISAF canine died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan today.

While NATO ISAF has not identified the nationalities of those killed, both The Associated Press and the Daily Mail have reported ...

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Active-Duty Soldier Amazes Judges On 'America's Got Talent' (Video)

Active-duty soldier Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, recently completed a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. While in the war-ravaged country, he used music to soothe his soul and entertain his fellow soldiers. He would also post his songs on his YouTube channel, drawing hundreds of thousands of views.

Ieti, a Petroleum Supply Specialist with Company A, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, told Army Public Affairs in April:

"Ever since the first video went ...

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Watch Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter Receive Medal Of Honor (Video)

President Barack Obama will award retired Marine Corps Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony today at 2:15 PM EDT, for Carpenter's heroic actions during battle in Afghanistan.

Home Post will carry a live feed of the event.

According to the Department of Defense, on Nov. 21, 2010, the Taliban lobbed a grenade at Carpenter and his friend Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio ...

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