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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.


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Soldier From Springfield Killed In Afghanistan

The Army announced Tuesday that 24-year-old Special Agent Joseph M. Peters and the three other soldiers died Sunday in Kandahar Province when their unit was hit by an improvised explosive device.


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Bethalto Remembers Fallen Marine

Signs honoring Lance Cpl. Kenneth Corzine posted at entrances to town


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Illinois Guard Units Set to Deploy to Afghanistan Discuss Syria

A small contingent of Illinois National Guard soldiers from across the state was given an official send-off at the Bloomington armory for a mission to Afghanistan.


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Charity Concert to Benefit Individual Veteran’s Families

To be held in Columbia Illinois Sept. 14th


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McCaskill Calls Unused $34M Building in Afghanistan an ‘Embarrassment’

The new 64,000-square-foot military headquarters has never been occupied, according to McCaskill and may have to be destroyed.


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Overnight America: July 4th, 2013 – Brian Flemming, Cheffy Baby,

Combat wounded Veteran Brian Flemming wrote the book “Redeployed” and took some time out of his busy 4th of July celebrations to talk with us about his decision to give up the dream of being […]


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Scott AFB Pilot Among 4 Killed in Afghanistan

The department says 28-year-old Capt. Brandon Cyr of Woodbridge, Va., died in Saturday’s crash of an Air Force MC-12 aircraft.


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Mo. Military Officer Pleads Guilty in Homicide

Buckingham’s body was found in her home nearly three days after she was shot. Her 2-year-old daughter was dehydrated and asleep beside her.


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Mo. Observing Day For Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans

Tuesday was officially designated “Veterans of Operation Iraqi/Enduring Freedom Day” in Missouri.





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