Afghanistan

Military
9:04 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Pentagon Says Kettering Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense says a southwest Ohio soldier has died in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

The department says 37-year-old Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III of Kettering died Saturday in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

Groves was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. 

Military
12:00 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Ohio Soldier Will Be Buried at Arlington

An Ohio soldier killed this week in Afghanistan will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Department of Defense said 25-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Wesley "Wes" Williams died Monday in Kandahar of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his Army unit with an improvised explosive device.

His wife, Krista Williams, told the Dayton Daily News she was flying this week to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pick up his body, prior to his burial in the national cemetery.

Williams was a 2006 graduate of Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle, near Dayton.

Afghan Attack
4:52 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Military Hopes to Return 3 Fallen Ohio Soldiers Together

     COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Military officials say they want the remains of three Ohio soldiers killed in Afghanistan flown back into the state together from Delaware's Dover Air Force Base.

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Military
7:31 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Soldiers From Ohio Killed in Afghan Attack

Afghan landmine
United Nations Photo

Government officials say three U.S. soldiers killed in this week in Afghanistan were from Ohio, as were several others seriously wounded in the bombing.

The Department of Defense has identified the soldiers as: 36-year-old Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski of Dublin; 45-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey. Rieck of Columbus; and 44-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Hannon of Grove City.

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Books
12:15 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

Book Nook: Operation Dark Heart, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer

Tony Shaffer's publisher was all set to release his memoir when the Department of Defense stepped in and demanded that the entire first edition be destroyed. They pulped it.

This action was most unusual in light of the fact that Shaffer, a former US intelligence agent in Afghanistan, had previously obtained all the proper clearances to publish his book. The DOD then proceeded to censor significant portions of it. The book was eventually published in a heavily redacted version. Why is the DOD so worried about what Shaffer has to say?

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