The Defense Department says 20-year-old Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer of Stryker, Ohio, and 24-year-old Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance of Chicago died "as a result of wounds sustained in a combat related incident" in Tarin Kowt, in southern Afghanistan.
Happy tears flowed as families welcomed home soldiers gone for about a year. Thursday afternoon soldiers who are part of the 983rd Engineer Battalion were honored after landing at the Grand Aire at Toledo Express Airport.
Army Private First Class Leo Duquette is originally from the East Side of Toledo. He died 68 years ago in Korea. It's been a decades-long crusade for his three surviving siblings to get his remains back home.
Military officials say the 19-year-old Toledo soldier served in the 24th Division and fought against North Korean forces in July 1950 near Choch'iwon, South Korea. He was reported missing in action July 11, 1950, and declared dead in December 1953.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Tuesday that the remains Navy Reserve Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Ora H. Sharninghouse, Jr., 22, of McComb, Ohio, were recently accounted-for from World War II. Ordnanceman will be buried April 7 in Findlay.
Suicide prevention month is highlighting how the U.S. Can better address the issue. A specific focus currently in Washington is a push to end veteran suicide. Senators are examining what is being done to help veterans in need, and what other efforts are necessary.
Navy Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, will call for a pause in operations and seek a deeper look at how the Navy trains and certifies its forces that are operating around Japan, according to a Naval official.
awmakers want more say in American military action. Legislation passed by Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) says the White House needs to do more to keep members of Congress informed. Cole says with changing international threats, Congress needs to approve an updated plan.
The Ohio Department of Veterans Services says as many as 750 of the state's 67,000 women veterans, representing all branches of military service, are expected to attend Saturday's conference in Columbus.