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Michigan Army Medic Dies, Injured In Afghanistan

A 24-year-old Army medic from western Michigan has died from injuries he sustained while serving in Afghanistan.


Robert J. Billings

Mich. Soldier Killed In Insurgent Attack In Afghanistan

A soldier from western Michigan who was looking forward to watching his four young children grow up has been killed in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan, authorities and his family said Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2012

U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.


(credit: U.S. Department of the Army)

Funeral Services Monday For Slain Mich. Soldier

Funeral services will be held Monday at Corunna High School for a mid-Michigan soldier killed by shrapnel after insurgents in Afghanistan tossed an explosive over a base wall.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2012


Remains Of Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Back Home

The remains of Army Pfc. Shane Cantu have returned from Afghanistan to Michigan, where his funeral takes place Monday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/06/2012


Macomb County Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A Macomb County man was one of two soldiers killed earlier this week during an explosion in Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/04/2012


Mich. Soldier Killed, 4 Injured By IED In Afghanistan

A 25-year-old Army soldier from Metro Detroit has been killed and four other Michigan soldiers injured during combat operations in Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2012


Soldier From Ferndale Dies In Kandahar, Afghanistan

The Pentagon says a 29-year-old Army Reserve soldier from Ferndale who was on his third combat deployment has died in Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2012


Snyder Orders Flags Lowered For Combat Engineer

Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered the lowering of U.S. flags in Michigan on Tuesday in honor of Army Sgt. Joseph M. Lilly, who died after being wounded in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2012

U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph M. Lilly (Courtesy: U.S. Department of Defense)

Aunt Says Fallen Mich Soldier Loved US Army

A combat engineer from Flint who died two days after being wounded in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan believed so strongly in the Army’s mission that he volunteered to serve his latest tour there, his aunt said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2012