An 18-year-old Marine private from Detroit who was killed in heavy fighting on the Japanese island of Okinawa during World War II will be buried Monday at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Michigan.
Amir Hekmati was arrested in August 2011 while visiting his grandmothers and sentenced to death for spying, but he later was convicted of “cooperating with hostile governments” and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Could post traumatic stress disorder have played a role in a dispute that led a Walled Lake man, and former U.S. Marine, to shoot and kill his neighbor?
Plans are moving forward to rename a metro Detroit post office in honor of a U.S. Marine from Michigan who died in 2010 while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.
An art exhibition opening this week in Detroit aims to help build support for the release of a former U.S. Marine who is imprisoned in Iran on espionage charges.
The sister of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran on espionage charges says she’s worried and shocked that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he’s not familiar with her brother’s case.
The family of Amir Hekmati, who was arrested while visiting his grandmothers in Iran in August 2011, held a news conference with the Council for Islamic-American Relations in which they appealed to Iran to release the ex-Marine.
The family of Amir Hekmati says the 7 p.m. Tuesday vigil will take place Mott Community College in Flint.
The State Department says it’s relieved that Iran’s Supreme Court has overturned a death sentence against an Iranian-American ex-Marine but says U.S. officials “remain troubled” by his “lack of legal rights” and reports of his deteriorating health after a year behind bars.
Gov. Snyder has ordered U.S. flags lowered Friday for a Marine sergeant from Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula who was killed in Afghanistan.