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.
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.
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.
The remains of Army Pfc. Shane Cantu have returned from Afghanistan to Michigan, where his funeral takes place Monday.
A Macomb County man was one of two soldiers killed earlier this week during an explosion 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.
The Pentagon says a 29-year-old Army Reserve soldier from Ferndale who was on his third combat deployment has died in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
A 21-year-old soldier whose wife is from West Michigan has been killed in an attack in Afghanistan.