Staff sergeant

In this courtroom sketch, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, appears before Judge Col. Jeffery Nance in a courtroom at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, during a sentencing hearing in the slayings of 16 civilians killed during pre-dawn raids on two villages on March 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Millett)

Jury: Life in prison for Afghanistan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A military jury on Friday sentenced a U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year to life in prison without a chance of parole. The decision came in […]

08/23/2013

Retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford describes one of his wounds from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, at his home in Lillington, N.C. on June 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Soldier played dead after being shot at Fort Hood

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A soldier who was repeatedly shot during the Fort Hood shooting rampage says he played dead before realizing the gunman might notice he was sweating. Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford testified […]

08/06/2013

U.S. Army Medal of Honor (AP Photo)

Combat vet to get Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor on an Army staff sergeant for courageous action during a daylong firefight in Afghanistan. Ty Carter, a former Marine […]

07/26/2013

US Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr. wears the Navy Cross during a ceremony at Camp Pendleton. (AP photo)

Marine special operations team members honored

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Monday honored four members of a Marine special operations team in a rare public ceremony for those who have served in the covert forces.

12/03/2012

Soldier who lost 4 limbs back in Michigan hometown

VASSAR, Mich. (AP) – A soldier visiting his Michigan hometown for the first time since losing all four limbs in Afghanistan says the outpouring of support has been “a lot to take in.” Army Staff […]

10/04/2012

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