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Ohio Soldier Killed In Afghanistan, Friendly Fire Suspected

Justin Helton_fallen Ohio soldier
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.

Did The United States ‘Win’ The Iraq War?

Posted: October 24, 2011

President Obama Friday announced the US plans to pull all of its troops out of Iraq by the end of the year. After 9 years, the deaths of 4,400 troops and $1 Trillion, did the United States ‘win’ the war in Iraq?

Does Afghanistan Remind You of Vietnam

Posted: October 12, 2011

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher former OSU vice president Bill Shkurti will discuss the drawdown of military action in Vietnam. The US is slowly pulling troops out of Afghanistan. Does the Afghanistan drawdown remind you of the end of the Vietnam war.

Ohio’s US Senators React To The President’s Troop Draw Down Plan

Briefing of troops
The Officer Commanding Corunna Company, 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment briefs his troops on Op Tor Mahke Zi. Republican Senator Rob Portman says there are aspects of President Obama's plan to bring troops home that he likes.
June 23, 2011

Congressional Democrats are leading the criticism of President Barack Obama’s troop withdrawal plan from Afghanistan, arguing that his timeline for bringing 33,000 U.S. troops home by next summer is not fast enough. At the same time, Republicans are faulting Mr. Obama’s plan as too rash. But Ohio’s junior senator, a Republican, says there are aspects of the plan he likes.

Ohio National Guard Troops Come Home

22, 2009

Over 300 soldiers with the Ohio National Guard who served a year in Iraq will be celebrating the holidays at home with their families. The troops reunited with excited family members and friends yesterday [Tuesday] at OSU.

Students Give Back To Local Troops Serving In Iraq

24, 2006

Students at an east side Columbus charter school undertake at least one humanitarian project each year to give back to their community. This year the focus is on a local unit serving in Iraq.