James D. Priestap (Handout photo)

Mich. Soldier Killed In Iraq In 2006 To Be Honored

A National Guard soldier who was killed while serving in Iraq in 2006 will be honored this month at a Veterans Administration facility in the UP.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2013

(Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Metro Detroiters Divided As U.S. Military Lifts Ban On Women In Combat

Metro Detroiters are left divided as news spread that the Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2013

West Michigan Soldier Dies Of Afghan Combat Wounds

The Pentagon says a 38-year-old Army sergeant from western Michigan has died from injuries he sustained last month in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/23/2013

Jacob Schlereth with his son, Caleb, and wife, Margaret. (Facebook Photo/SFC Jake Schlereth - In Memoriam)

Soldier Originally From Michigan Dies At Fort Benning

Officials say a 31-year-old soldier originally from Michigan who was deployed once to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan has died at Fort Benning, Ga.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2012

(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

Explosion Kills Michigan Soldier In Afghanistan

A 20-year-old Michigan soldier has been killed during fighting in Afghanistan.


Photo of Brian Backus. (credit: Crime Stoppers)

Stolen: Fallen Soldier’s Remains

A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever stole an urn containing the remains of a U.S. soldier who died in Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/09/2012

Body Of Soldier Who Died In Afghanistan Returned

The remains of a 29-year-old Army Reserve soldier from suburban Detroit who died in Afghanistan have arrived in Michigan in advance of his funeral Wednesday at Great Lakes National Cemetery.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2012

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

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Soldier With Michigan Ties Dies In Afghanistan

A 21-year-old soldier whose wife is from West Michigan has been killed in an attack in Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2012