September 3, 2010

News from the Home Front: 09/03/2010

Fla. soldier, 23, killed in Afghanistan - A soldier from the Gainesville area has been killed in Afghanistan. Authorities said Thursday that Pfc. Jamie Page of Bronson and three colleagues died Aug. 27 when their vehicle was blown up by a suicide bomber. (READ MORE)

2 Fort Carson soldiers killed in Afghanistan - Two soldiers from Fort Carson have died following an attack in Afghanistan. Defense officials said Thursday that 24-year-old 2nd Lt. Mark A. Noziska of Papillon, Neb., and 34-year-old Staff Sgt. Casey J. Grochowiak (gruh-ho-zee-ack) of Lompoc, Calif., were attacked by an improvised bomb Monday in Malajat. (READ MORE)

DOD Identifies Army Casualties - The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 30 in Malajat, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. (READ MORE)

U.S. Soldier MIA from Korean War Identified - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. (READ MORE)

Slain chaplain found his faith in Oregon - Chaplain (Capt.) Dale Allen Goetz, 43, died Monday in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan's Arghandab River Valley. He had been in Afghanistan less than a month. Four other Fort Carson, Colo., soldiers were also killed in the attack. (READ MORE)

Canada's shadow war ends when troops leave Kandahar in 2011, overseas commander - The shadow war fought in Afghanistan by Canada's ultra-secret, special forces will also end next year when the army ceases combat operations in Kandahar, says the general in charge of the country's overseas command. (READ MORE)

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