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By New York Times News Service | May 13, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The nightmares that tormented Sgt. Walter Padilla after returning home from Iraq in 2004 prompted extensive treatment by Army doctors, an honorable discharge from the military and a cocktail of medications to ease his suffering. But Padilla, 28, could not ward off memories of the people he had killed with a machine gun perched on his Bradley fighting vehicle. On April 1, according to the authorities and friends, he fatally shot himself in his Colorado Springs home.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
Minutes from meeting Pope John Paul II in 1995, Justin Farinelli of Pasadena had one fear racing through his mind. "I didn't want to drop the flowers," he recalled last week with a laugh. "They were almost as big as I was. " Farinelli, 9 years old at the time, was among two children selected from local Catholic churches to greet the pope when he visited Baltimore on Oct. 8, 1995. With the canonization of the late pope scheduled for Sunday, April 27, Farinelli is reflecting on the man who helped to humanize his faith.
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November 30, 2003
Funerals are held nearly daily across the country for the military personnel who have died in Iraq since the invasion of that country March 19 -- 434 as of Wednesday. On average, about two American service members killed in Iraq have been arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware every day since the war began, but the media are kept away. The only glimpse Americans have on their own soil of the grim side of the Iraq war is from news photographs of individual military funerals, at scattered sites around the country.
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By New York Times News Service | May 13, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The nightmares that tormented Sgt. Walter Padilla after returning home from Iraq in 2004 prompted extensive treatment by Army doctors, an honorable discharge from the military and a cocktail of medications to ease his suffering. But Padilla, 28, could not ward off memories of the people he had killed with a machine gun perched on his Bradley fighting vehicle. On April 1, according to the authorities and friends, he fatally shot himself in his Colorado Springs home.
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May 2, 2002
Brig. Gen. Bruce Barlow, 51, deputy commanding general of Fort Carson and the 7th Infantry Division, died Tuesday at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Neb. Mr. Barlow apparently died of natural causes, but the Army must investigate because he was alone when he died, said Lt. Col. Shelly Stellwagen, spokeswoman for Fort Carson, in Colorado. Mr. Barlow, who also was deputy commanding general of the Fifth United States Army, was at Offutt for classroom training. A 1972 West Point graduate, he had been stationed at Fort Carson since August 2000 and was a crusader for the Army's goal of improving National Guard readiness, Ms. Stellwagen said.
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By Maura Reynolds and Maura Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 25, 2003
FORT CARSON, Colo. - President Bush honored the fallen and consoled their bereaved families yesterday in a visit to this sprawling Army base that has lost 31 soldiers since the conflict began in Iraq. The president lunched with troops, met privately with families and delivered his most extensive commentary to date on the growing number of casualties in Iraq. "Every person who dies in the line of duty leaves a family that lives in sorrow and comrades who must go on without them," the president told thousands of servicemen and women crowded into an airplane hangar.
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By DENVER POST | July 8, 2004
FORT CARSON, Colo. - High-ranking officers accused of conspiring with 3rd Brigade Combat Team soldiers to cover up the death of an Iraqi civilian thrown from a bridge into the Tigris River have not been criminally charged and received only administrative punishment, the Army confirmed yesterday. Documents summarizing the allegations against the soldiers say three officers encouraged lower-level soldiers involved in the drowning incident to deny what happened. They were identified as Lt. Col. Nate Sassaman, the battalion commander; Maj. Robert Gwinner, Sassaman's executive officer; and Capt.
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May 27, 2005
Killed in Iraq As of yesterday, 1,650 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations. Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 1,512 U.S. soldiers have died. Latest identifications Killed Sunday in Mosul when an explosive detonated near their vehicle; both assigned to the 73rd Engineer Company; Fort Lewis, Wash.: Army Spc. Tyler L. Creamean, 21, Jacksonville, Ark. Army 1st Lt. Aaron N. Seesan, 25, Ohio.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 3, 2004
WASHINGTON - Three soldiers with the Army's 4th Infantry Division have been charged with manslaughter in the drowning of an Iraqi who was allegedly forced in January to jump off a bridge that spans the Tigris River in the city of Samarra, the Army announced yesterday. A fourth soldier from the same division is being charged with ordering a second Iraqi to jump, although that man survived, Army officials said. It was the first time that soldiers have faced serious charges involving the death of an Iraqi who was in U.S. custody, an Army official said, though not the first charges involving the alleged killing of an Iraqi by American soldiers.
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October 14, 1990
Air Force 1st Lt. Jennifer L. Sherwood has arrived for duty at Langley Air Force Base, Va.Sherwood, daughter of David L. and Velma G. Sherwood of Bel Air, is a surgeon's executive officer.AIRMAN HOLDER ARRIVES AT LANGLEYAir Force Airman 1st Class Matthew J. Holder, has arrived for duty at Langley Air Force Base, Va.Holder, son of Margaret M. and Walter J. Holder of Joppa, is an antenna systems installation maintenance specialist.TAYLOR COMPLETES BASIC TRAINING COURSEStaff Sgt. Kevin E. Taylor has completed a basic noncommissioned officer course.
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By SUMATHI REDDY and SUMATHI REDDY,SUN REPORTER | May 18, 2006
Standing on the porch outside his Gwynn Oak residence, Marion Flint Sr. speaks softly and slowly about his only son, his namesake, who was killed in a roadside explosion while serving in Iraq. But inside, Flint is angry. That his 29-year-old son, Staff Sgt. Marion Flint Jr., on his second tour of duty for the Army, had to go to Iraq again for a war that he says seems so futile infuriates him. "It's not just my child; it's everybody's child," said Mr. Flint, 49, clasping hands with his wife, B.J. Flint, 50. "What's the purpose of this war?"
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May 27, 2005
Killed in Iraq As of yesterday, 1,650 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations. Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 1,512 U.S. soldiers have died. Latest identifications Killed Sunday in Mosul when an explosive detonated near their vehicle; both assigned to the 73rd Engineer Company; Fort Lewis, Wash.: Army Spc. Tyler L. Creamean, 21, Jacksonville, Ark. Army 1st Lt. Aaron N. Seesan, 25, Ohio.
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By David Kelly and David Kelly,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 30, 2004
FORT CARSON, Colo. M-y The father of an Iraqi detainee who apparently drowned after being forced to jump into the Tigris River by four U.S. soldiers initially refused to accept money as compensation for the loss of his son, fearing it was an attempt to buy his silence, military officials said yesterday. M-tHe was very adamant that he didnM-Ft want our money,M-v Capt. Vivian Gembara said in testimony before a military court trying to determine whether the soldiers should face court-martial in the Jan. 3 incident.
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By DENVER POST | July 8, 2004
FORT CARSON, Colo. - High-ranking officers accused of conspiring with 3rd Brigade Combat Team soldiers to cover up the death of an Iraqi civilian thrown from a bridge into the Tigris River have not been criminally charged and received only administrative punishment, the Army confirmed yesterday. Documents summarizing the allegations against the soldiers say three officers encouraged lower-level soldiers involved in the drowning incident to deny what happened. They were identified as Lt. Col. Nate Sassaman, the battalion commander; Maj. Robert Gwinner, Sassaman's executive officer; and Capt.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 3, 2004
WASHINGTON - Three soldiers with the Army's 4th Infantry Division have been charged with manslaughter in the drowning of an Iraqi who was allegedly forced in January to jump off a bridge that spans the Tigris River in the city of Samarra, the Army announced yesterday. A fourth soldier from the same division is being charged with ordering a second Iraqi to jump, although that man survived, Army officials said. It was the first time that soldiers have faced serious charges involving the death of an Iraqi who was in U.S. custody, an Army official said, though not the first charges involving the alleged killing of an Iraqi by American soldiers.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2004
In a hot and dusty Iraqi town this year, Sgt. 1st Class Frederick Gatling, a newlywed, would often find himself in the middle of nowhere, eagerly awaiting a package from an unlikely source: Mary E. Rodman Elementary School in West Baltimore. Usually, the packet contained handwritten letters, scrawled in earnest by caring, curious fourth- and fifth-graders in Kevin Forman and Dorothy McManus' classrooms. One happy day, the package was filled with chocolate chip cookies and cherry Kool-Aid.
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By Scott Shepard and Scott Shepard,COX NEWS SERVICE | November 30, 2003
WASHINGTON - U.S. soldiers leaped to their feet and whooped in elation Thursday when their commander in chief unexpectedly appeared at a Thanksgiving celebration in Iraq. "He's got to win in '04. No one else can prosecute this war like he can," Capt. John Morrison of Butler County, Pa., said at the gathering. Earlier in the week, President Bush got an equally gratifying reception at an Army base in Colorado, approving grunts of "hoo-ah," chants of "U.S.A." and, from one section of the audience, cheers of "four more years."
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By David Kelly and David Kelly,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 30, 2004
FORT CARSON, Colo. M-y The father of an Iraqi detainee who apparently drowned after being forced to jump into the Tigris River by four U.S. soldiers initially refused to accept money as compensation for the loss of his son, fearing it was an attempt to buy his silence, military officials said yesterday. M-tHe was very adamant that he didnM-Ft want our money,M-v Capt. Vivian Gembara said in testimony before a military court trying to determine whether the soldiers should face court-martial in the Jan. 3 incident.
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By Scott Shepard and Scott Shepard,COX NEWS SERVICE | November 30, 2003
WASHINGTON - U.S. soldiers leaped to their feet and whooped in elation Thursday when their commander in chief unexpectedly appeared at a Thanksgiving celebration in Iraq. "He's got to win in '04. No one else can prosecute this war like he can," Capt. John Morrison of Butler County, Pa., said at the gathering. Earlier in the week, President Bush got an equally gratifying reception at an Army base in Colorado, approving grunts of "hoo-ah," chants of "U.S.A." and, from one section of the audience, cheers of "four more years."
NEWS
November 30, 2003
Funerals are held nearly daily across the country for the military personnel who have died in Iraq since the invasion of that country March 19 -- 434 as of Wednesday. On average, about two American service members killed in Iraq have been arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware every day since the war began, but the media are kept away. The only glimpse Americans have on their own soil of the grim side of the Iraq war is from news photographs of individual military funerals, at scattered sites around the country.
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