Sarah Rahal The Detroit News Published 3:10 PM EST Jan 5, 2019 Ypsilanti — Hesse Sambaah from Temperance proudly wore her uniform and stood beside her family Saturday morning, hugging them before departing on a year-long army mission. "I miss her already," her mother Marikim Sambaah said. "We share time and will stay here with her until she has to go." Sambaah, an Eastern Michigan University nursing student, was one of 68 celebrated Saturday at a deployment departure ceremony for the Michigan Army National Guard 1171'st medical company unit. "I came across this program and military life has always been in my family," said Sambaah, 23. "I thought it would be good traveling experience and helping others." After bidding farewell to their families, troops loaded onto buses bound for Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas. There, they will train for a month to deploy to Poland for a year as part of the Atlantic Resolve, an ongoing … [Read more...] about Ceremony held for deploying Michigan Army National Guard unit
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New Year Honours: This is for veterans and families, says ex-soldier Andy Allen BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ulster Unionist MLA Andy Allen is to receive an MBE for services to veterans and their families in Northern Ireland. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/new-year-honours-this-is-for-veterans-and-families-says-exsoldier-andy-allen-37664088.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37664924.ece/34b68/AUTOCROP/h342/dy_Allen.jpg Email Ulster Unionist MLA Andy Allen is to receive an MBE for services to veterans and their families in Northern Ireland. A former soldier in the Royal Irish Regiment, which he joined in 2006, he was deployed to Afghanistan two years later. Mr Allen was 19 when he had his right leg blown off and left leg shredded by a makeshift Taliban bomb while on an early morning patrol at Musa Qala, in Afghanistan's Helmand province. The young soldier had only been in Afghanistan for two months before the attack, which also left him … [Read more...] about New Year Honours: This is for veterans and families, says ex-soldier Andy Allen
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Kevin Cullen Globe Columnist November 29, 2018 Eric Emond was sitting at a table in a small room at Florian Hall in Dorchester that night eight years ago when Dan Magoon pulled out a napkin.A bunch of Boston cops and firefighters who had served in the military, and some like Emond who were still serving, had gathered at the Boston firefighters hall on Hallet Street to kick around some ideas.They had made it back from war, but a lot of their friends had not. There were some parents of the fallen in the group, and it got emotional and voices cracked. But there was a steely resolve in that room, too, and they made progress, with Magoon jotting down on the napkin ideas about building a memorial to those from Massachusetts lost to war since 9/11. He scribbled a prospective logo. They talked about how to raise money, selling T-shirts, holding a dinner. Advertisement … [Read more...] about Eric Emond served his country and Gold Star families. Now his is a Gold Star family.
A photo of Diana Sanfilippo, 70, next to her father's tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery. (Courtesy of Diana Sanfilippo)A photo of 1st Lt. Frank Salazar, who disappeared in North Korea after his plane was shot down in December 1952. Photo courtesy of Diana Sanfilippo.A photo of 1st Lt. Frank Salazar flying his aircraft. Salazar disappeared in North Korea in December 1952 after his plane was shot down. Photo courtesy of Diana Sanfilippo.A photo of Diana Sanfilippo, 70, next to her father's tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Diana Sanfilippo.A memorial for 1st Lt. Frank Salazar was held at Arlington National Cemetery on April 18, 66 years after he disappeared. Photo courtesy of Diana Sanfilippo.A memorial for 1st Lt. Frank Salazar was held at Arlington National Cemetery on April 18, 66 years after he disappeared. Photo courtesy of Diana Sanfilippo.A photo of 1st Lt. Frank Salazar's tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Diana … [Read more...] about Nevada woman has new reason for hope on MIA/POW Day
By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: September 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm | UPDATED: September 19, 2018 at 7:14 pm Wearing his black Army uniform and maroon beret, Fabian Rebolledo stood tall Wednesday on the lawn of his family’s Azusa home, happy to be back on American soil for the first time in six years. Rebolledo has been away fighting a battle. Only this time, instead of defending the United States, the 43-year-old veteran has been fighting against the immigration system that deported him in 2012. With help from UC Irvine Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic and other advocacy groups, Rebolledo won that battle. He got to reunite with his parents, siblings and 18-year-old son who were waiting Wednesday morning just across the border in the San Ysidro. But Rebolledo said he’s not done fighting. Along with rebuilding his own life, he’s determined to help other deported veterans who served their country get back home. “We fought for … [Read more...] about Army veteran, deported to Mexico under Obama, reunites with family in Azusa