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Columbus Soldier, Reynoldsburg Reservist Killed In Afghanistsan

Maj. Michael Donahue (left) was from Columbus and stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Stephne Byus was a Naval Reservist living in Reynoldsburg.
September 18, 2014

The Department of Defense says a soldier from Columbus and a Naval Reservist from Reynoldsburg were killed in a suicide car bomb in Kabul on Tuesday.

Friends, Family Mourn Ohio Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Helton was one of five soldiers who died June 9 in southern Afghanistan, while serving as part of a joint security operation.
June 23, 2014

Funeral services are scheduled today for the southern Ohio soldier who was among the five killed in what’s being described as friendly fire in Afghanistan.

Ohio Soldier Killed In Afghanistan, Friendly Fire Suspected

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25 year old Justin Helton was killed while serving in Afghanistan.
11, 2014

A cousin says a 25-year-old soldier from southern Ohio was one of five American troops killed this week during an airstrike in southern Afghanistan.

Ohio National Guard Unit Will Tear Down Military Posts In Afghanistan

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May 28, 2014

The deployment comes as President Obama says he wants to keep about 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through the end of this year, then remove nearly all of the troops by 2017.

Ohio Army Soldier Dies In Afghanistan

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman, 25, died Monday while on active duty.
17, 2013

The U.S. Army says an Ohio soldier based at Fort Campbell has died in Afghanistan after being wounded when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle.

OSU To Offer Free Legal Aid To Veterans

The donation being presented in a ceremony Friday at the Moritz College of Law in Columbus comes from a student who wants to honor her husband, who was killed in action in Iraq.
April 5, 2013

Ohio State University will use a $250,000 donation to launch a program offering free legal services to military veterans.

Franklin County Turns To Veterans For Disaster Response

Darrell Koerber is deputy director of Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
15, 2013

The county is using a federal grant to train veterans in disaster psychology, urban rescue, first-aid, and fire safety.

Dayton-Area Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Wesley Williams was a native of New Carlisle, Ohio and was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash.
12, 2012

The Department of Defense says Staff Sgt. Wesley Williams from New Carlisle from killed in Kandahar province on Monday.

Army Adds Charges Against Ohio Native In Afghan Shooting

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales
2, 2012

The Army has dropped a murder charge, but added others, including steroid use, against a soldier accused in a deadly shooting rampage in Afghanistan.

National Guard Provides Details On Soldier Deaths

From left: Capt. Nicholas Rozanski, Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Hannon, and Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Rieck were killed last week by what the National Guard describes as an improvised explosive device.
11, 2012

Ohio’s Adjutant General says the three Central Ohio natives were killed by an improvised explosive device.