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...base in eastern Afghanistan and was later confirmed to have been captured; in the recording, the soldier (later identified as Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl) said he was "scared I won't be able to go home." Authorities in Tennessee arrested Jacob Shaffer in the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-18
Local
Purple Heart award arrives 70 years late

...disappearance.Gladys Terry recalls clearly the day she stood at the train depot in Tacoma, Wash., and said goodbye to her brother, Pfc. James Chester Mohn, the Fairbanks News-Miner reported Sunday.He was shipping off to Southeast Asia to serve as an Air...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-01/purple-heart-award-arrives-70-years-lat
State
Recognitions

Army Pfc. Benjamin R. Botts, a 2002 Hoonah High School graduate, graduated from the Special Forces Candidate One-Station Unit Training...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030710/nei_571816528.shtml
Neighbors
Memorial to kidnapped, slain soldier unveiled

MADRAS, Ore. - Residents in central Oregon have unveiled a memorial to Army Pfc. Thomas Tucker, the hometown soldier kidnapped in a checkpoint ambush in Iraq and killed three years ago. The bronze statue...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082509/reg_485799742.shtml
Photo: Paying their respects

Soldiers pay their respects during the memorial ceremony for 1st Sgt. Kenneth Elwell and Pfc. Michael Springmann on Thursday morning at the Southern Lights Chapel on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks. Elwell and Springmann...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-06/photo-paying-their-respects
State
Town hopes for safe return of Alaska-based soldier

HAILEY, Idaho - To the rest of the world, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl is the frightened soldier who appeared in a Taliban propaganda video after he was captured in Afghanistan. The...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072209/sta_467531555.shtml
Family plea after Taliban video of captive soldier

...captured in Afghanistan, showing him apparently healthy but spouting criticism about the U.S. military operation. In Idaho, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl's family pleaded on Christmas Day for his release and urged him to "stay strong." Bergdahl disappeared June...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122709/reg_539990503.shtml
Ky. soldier remembered at former high school

...Afghanistan is being remembered as well-liked, well-respected and a good role model.Army officials say 20-year-old Pfc. Dustin P. Napier of London died Sunday due to injuries from enemy small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-01-12/ky-soldier-remembered-former-high-schoo
State
Community mourns fallen soldier

FAIRBANKS - At first some might have seen Pfc. Cody Eggleston as shy, but his superior officers soon got to know a man who was caring and ambitious. Eggleston died last month...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110508/sta_352352649.shtml
Soldier faces JBER court-martial

...hearing will be conducted Wednesday for Spc. Marshall D. Drake, 23, of Mount Pleasant, S.C. He is accused of shooting Pfc. Grant W. Wise, of Fairport, N.Y., in Drake's barracks room on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-30/soldier-faces-jber-court-martial
State

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