Soldiers Go From Iraq To Afghanistan

Soldiers who just returned from Iraq are among several thousand being ordered to Afghanistan in six months as part of a mission designed to beef up Afghan forces ahead of a planned 2014 U.S. military withdrawal, officials said.

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    BEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has dedicated a bridge in Bedford in honor of two fallen servicemembers who were killed in Iraq. The Route 225 bridge that runs over the Concord River is now known as the Hart-Desiato Bridge.
    05/26/2018 - 5:31 am | View Link
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    05/25/2018 - 9:39 am | View Link
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    11, 2001, attacks put him on a path to military service. By 2006 he was a second lieutenant, leading a platoon in Iraq charged with clearing roadside bombs. To change the prevailing – and failing – tactic of driving routes as fast as possible ...
    05/25/2018 - 7:30 am | View Link
  • Father of fallen Marine to throw first pitch at Las Vegas 51s game
    Lance Cpl. Perez died in a truck accident near Ramadi, Iraq, on Feb. 10, 2005 — eight days before he was supposed to return home. He was 19. At 7:05 p.m. this Memorial Day, his father will throw the first pitch at the Las Vegas 51s game versus the Tacoma ...
    05/25/2018 - 7:22 am | View Link
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    This American soldier was so excited to be reunited with the dog she rescued, it took her a minute to actually greet her patiently waiting husband. To be fair, however, it has been seven months since U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Tracy McKithern last saw Erby ...
    05/22/2018 - 6:58 am | View Link
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  • iCasualties: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation ...
    Operation Iraqi Freedom: Operation Enduring Freedom/Afghanistan: Copyright © 2009
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  • Sky Soldiers of the 173d Airborne Brigade in Iraq during ...
    This site best viewed at 800 x 600 screen size with Internet Explorer and last updated on : 01/01/07: T. This site is in no away affiliated with the 173d Airborne Bde in Vicenza, Italy or the the 173d Airborne Bde Assn.
    05/24/2018 - 7:36 pm | View Website
  • Iraqi Army
    The Iraqi Army, officially the Iraqi Ground Forces, is the ground force component of the Iraqi Armed Forces, having been active in various incarnations throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
    05/24/2018 - 6:24 pm | View Website
  • American soldiers killed in Iraq up to 2017 | Statista
    How many U.S. soldiers die in Iraq? This statistic shows the number of U.S. soldiers killed in the Iraq War between 2003 and 2017. In 2017, 8 U.S. soldiers' deaths were reported in Iraq.
    05/24/2018 - 11:07 am | View Website
  • Casualties in Iraq
    U.S. lacks mechanism to accurately track troops wounded in Iraq. Also see The Missing Wounded. American Count . Dates and sources of Americans killed in Iraq since 5/1/03 are documented in this file.
    05/24/2018 - 6:00 am | View Website
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