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Pamela Toppen (L) gets a hug after the remains of her son Pfc. Aaron Toppen were loaded into a hearse after arriving at Midway Airport on a charter aircraft from Dover Air Force Base on June 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Toppen, 19, was killed alongside four other American Soldiers and an Afghan soldier in a friendly fire airstrike during a firefight earlier this month in Afghanistan.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Fallen Ill. Soldier Brought Home

Army PFC Aaron Toppen’s family accompanied hearse from airport to funeral home.

06/22/2014

Pfc. Matthew H. Walker/U.S. Army

Missouri Soldier to Be Laid to Rest

The funeral for 20-year-old Pfc. Matthew Walker is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Manchester United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.

06/16/2014

Pfc. Matthew H. Walker/U.S. Army

Hillsboro Native Killed In Afghanistan

Pfc Matthew Walker’s unit was attacked by enemy fire, says U.S. Department of Defense

06/06/2014

Fort Leonard Wood

Sergeant Accused of Sexual Assault in Missouri, Afghanistan

Prosecutors say Staff Sgt. Angel Sanchez threatened his victims, telling at least one that she would be kicked out of the Army if she didn’t go along.

05/29/2014

Jerry Umanos

Chicago Doctor Among Those Killed in Afghanistan

Dr. Jerry Umanos was dedicated to helping poor children, volunteering in Afghanistan to train young doctors.

04/24/2014

Segs 4 Vets president Jerry Kerr speaks with some of America's wounded warriors who are about to receive new Segways on February 8, 2014 in St. Louis. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Segs 4 Vets Making a Difference Around the Country

St. Louis based non-profit helps severely-injured disabled combat veterans increase their quality of life.

02/09/2014

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Overnight America Podcast: January 8th, 2014 – Niall Stanage, Paul Hochman

Will Congress extend unemployment benefits? Which former cabinet member is taking President Obama to task over Afghanistan? Why did Liz Cheney drop her Senate bid? Find out as Niall Stanage joins us from http://www.thehill.com to […]

01/08/2014

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Army: 5 Of 6 Killed In Afghan Crash Based In Kan.

Five U.S. soldiers based at Fort Riley, Kan., and one based in Europe were killed in a helicopter crash this week in southern Afghanistan, Army officials said Thursday.

12/19/2013

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Belleville Man Killed Doing Civilian Work in Afghanistan

64-year-old Albert Haas was killed Nov. 29 at Bagram Air Force Base. Kenneth Haas says his brother was a Vietnam veteran who volunteered for duty at Bagram, working on helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes.

12/05/2013

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Man Behind Bogus Veterans’ Raffle Gets Prison Term

A man who posed as a Marine veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq in soliciting donations for a bogus raffle will spend a year in federal prison.

11/26/2013

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