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Josh Sweeney (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images for USOC)

Oregon Resident And Paralympic Star, Sgt. Josh Sweeney, Earns ESPYs 1st Tillman Award

When retired Marine Sgt. Josh Sweeney recounts his inspirational journey following an explosion that took both his legs in Afghanistan, he leaves out an important detail: His gold-medal winning goal

1090 The Fan–06/25/2014

A spokesman for the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says they are overjoyed their son has returned to the United States.  (Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Frustration Shown In Bergdahl Writings

In Facebook posts written before he vanished from his military base in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spoke of his frustration with the world and his desire to change the status quo.

CBS Seattle–06/12/2014

In this picture taken on March 11, 2012, an Afghan villager points to a spot where a family was shot, allegedly by US soldier Staff Sergeant Robert Bales. (Photo by Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Villagers Unsatisfied By Life Sentence For Bales

The villagers traveled nearly 7,000 miles to learn the fate of the American soldier who gunned down their children, siblings and parents, who set their lifeless bodies afire with a kerosene lantern. And when the news came, it came in a simple gesture: a thumb’s up from their interpreter

08/24/2013

In this picture taken on March 11, 2012, an Afghan villager points to a spot where a family was shot, allegedly by U.S. soldier Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, in their residence in Alkozai village of Panjwayi district, Kandahar province. (credit: Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

US Soldier Who Massacred 16 Afghan Villagers Calls It ‘Act Of Cowardice’

The U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan villagers apologized for his “act of cowardice” as he made his case for why he should one day have a shot at freedom.

08/22/2013

File image of soldier in Afghanistan (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Local Soldier Receiving Medal Of Honor Recounts Battle

Nearly four years after a daylong firefight that killed eight of his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan, the emotion of that day remains just below the surface for Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, who will receive a Medal of Honor next month for his actions during that attack by Taliban fighters.

CBS Seattle–07/30/2013

NATO soldiers board a Chinook helicopter after a security handover ceremony at a military academy outside Kabul on June 18, 2013. (credit: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Father Of American POW: Son ‘Part Of The Peace Process’ Between US, Taliban

The tearful mother of the only known U.S. prisoner of war said Saturday she’s feeling “very optimistic” about his eventual release after his Taliban captors offered last week to exchange him for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

CBS Seattle–06/23/2013

File photo of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas In Afghan Massacre

A military judge has accepted an American soldier’s guilty plea in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year.

06/05/2013

File Photo (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

JBLM Soldier Pleads Guilty In Afghan Massacre

The American soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to avoid the death penalty.

CBS Seattle–06/05/2013

File photo of an AR-15 rifle. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Military Vet Faces Charges For Firing Warning Shot At Suspect Trying To Break Into Home

A military veteran is facing criminal charges after firing a warning shot at a suspect trying to break into his house.

CBS Seattle–05/30/2013

File photo of some of the grave stones of the 16 Afghan villagers who were allegedly killed by Robert Bales. (credit: Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

AP Exclusive: Soldier To Admit Afghan Massacre

The Army staff sergeant charged with slaughtering 16 villagers during one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan war has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty, his attorney told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

05/29/2013

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