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August 20, 2007
A soldier from Prince George's County died last week in Taji, Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Sgt. Princess C. Samuels, 22, of Mitchellville was one of two soldiers killed Aug. 15 during an attack, the Pentagon announced in a statement last night. She was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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September 26, 2006
The combat death of Army Pvt. Eric M. Kavanagh, 20, of Severna Park was confirmed yesterday by the Defense Department. He died in Baghdad on Wednesday when an improvised explosive device detonated near his high-mobility multipurpose vehicle during combat operations, the department said. The location of the soldier's funeral service has been changed. It will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park.
NEWS
January 27, 1991
Army Pfc. Thomas L. Brodkin, son of Peter and Kathaleen Brodkin of Columbia, has been named post soldier of the year at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.The selection was based on the soldier's exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities and significant self-improvement and other accomplishments.Brodkin is a 1983 graduate of Wilde Lake High School.AIR FORCE SERGEANT GETS SPECIAL MEDALStaff Sgt. Russell D. Kirk, son of Donald and Kerin Kirk of Ellicott City, has been decorated with the AirForce Commendation Medal.
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September 18, 2007
A funeral service for Spc. Ari D. Brown-Weeks, an Army paratrooper who was killed Sept. 10 in Iraq, is scheduled for noon tomorrow at Mountain Christian Church, 1824 Mountain Road, Joppa. Brown-Weeks died in a truck accident in Baghdad with six other soldiers. The Massachusetts native had lived in Abingdon over the past two years with his wife, Ashley Tillery Weeks, a Harford County native. The family will receive visitors from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at McComas Funeral Home, 1317 Cokesbury Road, Abingdon.
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By Stephanie Heinatz and Stephanie Heinatz,Newport News (Va.) Daily Press | January 15, 2007
Gloucester, Va. -- Standing at a podium overlooking a flag-draped coffin, the Rev. Douglas Nagel told hundreds of mourners gathered in Gloucester's First Presbyterian Church yesterday not to think that Army Spc. Eric Thomas Caldwell's life had been taken from him. To think that, he said amid soft cries coming from the crowd, would cheapen Caldwell's sacrifice. The 22-year-old soldier, who spent much of his childhood in Salisbury on Maryland's Eastern Shore, was killed in Iraq on Jan. 7 after his patrol encountered enemy small-arms fire north of Baghdad.
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By Paul Rockwell | February 1, 2007
It is a sad day in American jurisprudence when a soldier of conscience is court-martialed not for lying but for telling the truth, not for breaking a covenant with the military but for upholding the rule of law in wartime. The court-martial of Army 1st Lt. Ehren K. Watada is set for Monday at Fort Lewis near Seattle. The 28-year-old soldier from Hawaii is the first commissioned officer to refuse deployment to Iraq. He is charged with "missing movement" and "conduct unbecoming of an officer," including "use of contemptuous words for the president."
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By Andrew Reiner | July 4, 2003
THE PROBLEM with the Fourth of July is that it doesn't have any great literature it can call its own. Christmas has A Christmas Carol, Thanksgiving has the poem Thanksgiving Day, even Halloween has The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Such an important day in this country's history needs a hook on which to hang its tricorn hat. I have just the book: A Narrative of Some of the Adventures, Dangers and Sufferings of a Revolutionary Soldier, by Joseph Plumb Martin. Don't be put off by the long title (it has since been renamed Private Yankee Doodle)
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By R. A. Zaldivar and R. A. Zaldivar,Knight-Ridder News Service | May 9, 1991
WASHINGTON -- In a heartfelt homecoming address to Congress, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf declared yesterday that he is "damned proud" to be an American soldier and told the lawmakers that it is now up to the civilians to secure peace in the Middle East."
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | April 16, 1991
DETROIT -- George Morse, the Grayling, Mich., soldier who made international headlines for refusing to go to the Persian Gulf, will walk out of the Fort Riley stockade in Kansas this week.The 25-year-old is being released about 30 days before his five-month sentence ends -- he gets a month off for good behavior -- and possibly months before his former company, the Army 1st Infantry Division, returns from the war zone.Mr. Morse said he would return to Grayling to look for work."I don't feel like a hero, and I don't feel like a coward," he wrote in a recent letter.
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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,Sun reporter | March 15, 2007
A 26-year-old soldier from Bowie appeared in federal court in Baltimore yesterday on charges that he smuggled assault rifles out of Iraq that were later used by others in six Washington-area bank robberies. In October 2003, witnesses saw Leonard Stephan Lockley placing the component parts of AK-47-style rifles into a large black metal chest with a false bottom, according to court documents filed by federal prosecutors in Baltimore. At the time, Lockley was deployed near Baghdad. Lockley's standing in the military was unclear yesterday.
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