Joint Base Lewis McChord
A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who was fatally stabbed during an altercation in Lakewood, Wash., on Saturday has been identified.
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
The sentencing hearing for the U.S. soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians in rogue raids on two villages last year has resumed with testimony from a villager whose cousin lost 11 relatives in the attack.
An Afghan farmer shot during a massacre in Kandahar Province last year took the witness stand Tuesday against the U.S. soldier who attacked his village, cursing him before breaking down and pleading with the prosecutor not to ask him any more questions.
Afghan villagers will have a chance to sit face-to-face with Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for the first time since he stormed their mud-walled compounds in pre-dawn darkness and slaughtered 16 people, most of them women and children.
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.
Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd liked what she heard from Army officials Monday a lot better than what she heard Thursday night from low-flying Army helicopters that she says “terrorized my city.”
The Army plans to eliminate one of the Stryker brigades at Joint Base Lewis-McChord as part of the reduction in forces as the war in Afghanistan comes to a close.
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.
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