During four deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, there was one constant for U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Van Loo.
A heavy snowstorm blanketed much of eastern Afghanistan on Dec. 13, 2012.
When U.S. Army 1st Lt. Tom Martin called or emailed his mother from Iraq, he would almost always end with the same words.
One of the biggest myths about the conflict in Afghanistan is that we’re “tired” of it.
Ever since he was a boy growing up in West Texas, U.S. Army Spc. Robert “RJ” Volker wore his heart on his sleeve.
Before U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marc Small left for a month of Special Operations training, he sent a gift to his fiancee, Amanda Charney.
This weekly column is about the thousands of brave men and women in uniform who selflessly serve and sacrifice.
Ten days after losing her son in Afghanistan, Beth Strickland Funk was trying to make sense of an unthinkable tragedy.