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Afghanistan vet honored as troops head to Iraq

...beautiful thing."Carpenter was barely 21 years old when he was assigned to guard a patrol base in a small village in Helmand province. That's where he and Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio were assigned to provide security from a rooftop post, their...
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The long haul is over

...detonated under him while on foot patrol on Jan 16, 2012, near a Marine patrol base in the Sangin District in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.He lost three limbs (both legs and left arm), his right eye and sustained a traumatic...
Falcons Saturday football game will honor military

...improvised explosive device (IED) exploded under him while he was investigating a threat on a Marine base in the Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. McRae lost both legs, left arm and right eye.The fundraiser proceeds will go towards...
Suicide attack kills 41 at Afghan mosque

...insider attack in two days. On Wednesday, two British service members and an Afghan policeman were gunned down in Helmand province.Before Thursday's assault, 53 foreigners attached to the U.S.-led coalition had been killed in attacks...
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Kodiak Marine chaplain stays on front lines

...lifesaver.Williams is serving a one-year tour as an overseas chaplain for Regimental Combat Team 7 in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.This is Williams' second overseas tour in a war zone - he served in Iraq from 2007 to 2008 - and the work he does...
Wounded warrior returns to Juneau

...pumping him with antibiotics. When they landed at the British outpost Camp Bastion, northwest of the capital of the Helmand Province, doctors performed the initial amputations. He was badly in need of blood, which wasn't in high supply, so...
Paralympics an inspiration to war-wounded athletes

...made it."As did Nick Beighton, who rowed for Britain less than three years after both legs were blown off in Helmand Province while he returned from a foot patrol. He spent 13 days in a medically induced coma."Sometimes the biggest battle...
NATO order changes way it will fight Afghan war the west; five died in Logar province in the east; and one was killed in Kandahar province in the south. In Helmand province, one Afghan soldier and a civilian were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his car laden with explosives at...
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What might have been in Afghanistan

...the self-contained American compound U.S. aid workers built in the 1950s and 1960s when they were working in Helmand province on never-completed agricultural projects.Ironically, Afghans still remember those Americans fondly, and were...
Are Afghan forces ready to go it alone?

...responsibility to providing security in three districts in Helmand province - Marja, Nad Ali and Nawa - as well as Balkh, Daikondi...According to Mohammad Gulab Mangal, the governor of Helmand province, "when responsibility for security in Lashkar Gah...


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