Produced by Josh Yager In July 2008, Colonel Michael Stahlman was about to come home from Iraq for R&R with his family when the military lawyer and former flight officer was found in his quarters with a gunshot wound to the head. He died about two months later. Authorities called it a suicide. But Stahlman's wife Kim and daughter MacKenna say the man they loved would never have killed himself. "My dad … devoted his life to his country. He was a patriot," said MacKenna. "Someone shot him," Kim told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. "Are you certain of that?" Van Sant asked. "I have no doubt," she replied. Kim Stahlman says her husband was right-handed, but his wound was on the left side -- and his job helping rebuild Iraq's legal system could easily have made him enemies. "I just feel like it was somebody Mike knew," she said. At the heart of the mystery: an email that was sent just hours before the gunshot: "Kim, sorry about what you are about the [sic] find … [Read more...] about A Marine colonel’s widow fights for the truth behind his death: Suicide or homicide?
Deployment help for military families
1 of 15 View 15 Items Qiling Wang, Deseret News Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton speaks about the death of Maj. Brent R. Taylor during a press conference at Utah National Guard Headquarters in Draper on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Taylor, who was mayor of North Ogden, was killed in an insider attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Related Links North Ogden mayor killed while deployed in Afghanistan Why a North Ogden mayor is leaving home to serve his country — again DRAPER — Brent Taylor, North Ogden mayor and a major in Utah's Army National Guard, was "the personification of love, of God, family, and country," Gov. Gary Herbert said Sunday, one day after news spread of Taylor's killing during an insider attack in Afghanistan. "This is a sad day for Utah, for America," Herbert said at Sunday's news conference. Westbroek Studios North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor, who also served as a major in the Utah Army National … [Read more...] about Herbert: North Ogden mayor killed in Afghanistan was ‘personification of love’ for God, family, country
WASHINGTON — Karen Pence, the vice president’s wife, opened a campaign Thursday to help military spouses get the support and services they need. Mrs. Pence said one of the biggest frustrations that some spouses have told her about is getting a new professional license to continue in careers that require one every time they relocate, which can happen every few years for military families. In a speech to a gathering of military spouses, she pointed out that they are now eligible to be reimbursed by the federal government for relicensing or recertification costs under a defense bill that President Donald Trump recently signed into law. “Licensing is expensive,” she said in a speech at the Army’s Fort Carson in Colorado. Mrs. Pence also highlighted an executive order Trump signed this year to promote the hiring of military spouses by the U.S. government, and she named several private businesses that she said are working to help military spouses. “In the … [Read more...] about Karen Pence opens campaign to help support military spouses
WASHINGTON (AP) — Karen Pence, the vice president's wife, opened a campaign Thursday to help military spouses get the support and services they need.Mrs. Pence said one of the biggest frustrations that some spouses have told her about is getting a new professional license to continue in careers that require one every time they relocate, which can happen every few years for military families.In a speech to a gathering of military spouses, she pointed out that they are now eligible to be reimbursed by the federal government for relicensing or recertification costs under a defense bill that President Donald Trump recently signed into law."Licensing is expensive," she said in a speech at the Army's Fort Carson in Colorado. 17 PHOTOS Second Lady Karen Pence See Gallery Second Lady Karen Pence Vice President Mike Pence is sworn in as his wife Karen Pence watches during inauguration ceremonies swearing in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West … [Read more...] about Karen Pence launches campaign to help support military spouses
Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, will give a speech at Fort Carson on Thursday intended to “elevate, encourage and thank” military spouses, as well as highlight the Trump administration’s efforts to help them.The second lady will also distribute kits containing journals and teddy bears to children who have a parent deployed. Last week she and congressional spouses packed 500 “Comfort Crew” kits especially for the trip, according to a White House press release.“We packed the kits with care and respect for the sacrifices military families make every day,” Karen Pence said in the release.This is the second time this year that Karen Pence has visited Fort Carson. In March she and her daughter, Charlotte, signed copies of the book “Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President” — which she illustrated and her daughter wrote — at the Exchange on the mountain post.Vice President Mike Pence was not … [Read more...] about Karen Pence’s Fort Carson speech to ‘elevate, encourage’ military spouses