Hero Stories for September 2009

Titus R. Reynolds

Sgt. Titus R. Reynolds, 23, of Columbus, Ohio, died September 24, 2009, in Omar Zai, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Sgt. Reynolds was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington. </d

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John J. Malone

Lance Cpl. John J. Malone, 24, of Yonkers, New York, died September 24, 2009, while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Malone was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Fore, based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. </d

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New Afghan roads promote peace, prosperity

CAMP WRIGHT, Afghanistan - New roads and bridges in Afghanistan's Kunar province are going a long way to help both residents and troops in the northeast border area, U.S. military and civilian engineers s

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Al Quibla market helps bring 'sense of normalcy' to Basrah neighborhood

"If you build it, they will come" is a line made famous by the 1989 film "Field of Dreams." With the completion of the al Quibla market in Basrah City, it's a line the Basrah Provincial Reconstruction Team, civil affairs Soldiers from 17th Fires Brigade and Iraqi contractors hope rings tr

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"Straight from Iraq" takes gold

The U.S. Army and its agency MRM Worldwide McCann Worldgroup won gold earlier this week at the prestigious Jay Chiat Awards for the strategic excellence of its online program, "Straight from Iraq." The Jay Chiat Awards, established in 2003, are sponsored by the American Association of Advertising Agenci

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Afghanistan strategy must focus on al-Qaida, Obama says

The fight in Afghanistan must be narrowed to its original intent of stamping out al-Qaida and hunting down Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama said Sund

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Family of fallen Soldier builds vintage motorcycle in his honor

Thomas Barbieri loves it when people ask him about the World War II replica motorcycle he built, because it gives him a chance to talk about his son, T

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William L. Meredith

Pfc. William L. Meredith, 26, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, died September 21, 2009, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Pfc. Meredith was assigned to the 569th Engineer Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado. </d

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Warrior Academy helps Iraqis improve battle skills

Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are the instructors of the Warrior Academy at Joint Security Station Ur - a three-day academy designed to train Iraqis in everything from rifle marksmanship to first a

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Damon G. Winkleman

Spc. Damon G. Winkleman, 23, of Lakeville, Ohio, died September 20, 2009, in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover. Spc. Winkleman was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. </d

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