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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl / Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl / Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images

Bergdahl Returning to U.S.

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is about to return to the United States.

A defense official says Bergdahl, who has been recuperating in Germany after being released from five years in Taliban captivity, is scheduled to arrive early tomorrow at Brooke Army medical Center in Texas

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President Obama To Keep Nearly 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan

President Obama will keep nearly ten-thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the end of this year. In a statement at the White House this afternoon, Obama noted that the U.S. will end combat operations in Afghanistan by year's end

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Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Army Vet Awarded Medal Of Honor

President Obama is honoring a U.S. Army veteran for heroism in Afghanistan. Former Sergeant Kyle J. White is the recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration.

In a White House ceremony, he was honored for conspicuous gallantry during a 2007 firefight in Afghanistan's Nuristan Province

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U.S Military Death Toll In Afghanistan Stands At 2,164

  

As of Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at least 2,164 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count

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Abington Marine Returns Home One Last Time

A U.S. Marine sergeant from Abington is making his final trip home.

The body of Sgt. Daniel Vasselian is scheduled to return to Massachusetts on Tuesday.

He will be escorted by state police from Logan International Airport to Abington at about noon

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From WCVB

Abington Marine Killed In Afghanistan

 

A U.S. Marine from Abington has died in Afghanistan.   

Sgt. Daniel Vasselian served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, who confirmed the death of the 27-year-old Marine.
 

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Rodriquez Family Says “Thank You” To Area Residents

 

The family of fallen Marine Matthew Rodriquez is saying "thank you" to the people of Fairhaven and Southeastern Mass. for the support they've shown the family. 

Matthew Rodriquez was killed December 11th in Afghanistan. 

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Fairhaven Police Issue Traffic Plans for Rodriquez Funeral

The Fairhaven Police Department has announced street closings and parking restrictions for Monday's funeral of Lance Corporal Matthew Rodriquez, the 19-year-old Marine from Fairhaven who was killed in combat operations in Afghanistan last week

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TSM - Fairhaven residents line up on Center Street, near Rodriquez' home.
TSM - Fairhaven residents line up on Center Street, near Rodriquez' home.

Southcoast Honors Fallen Marine

 

 

A sad homecoming on Thursday as the remains of Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodriguez of Fairhaven return to Massachusetts.  The 19-year-old U.S. Marine was killed in combat operations in Afghanistan last week. 

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Airport Playground Dedicated to Fallen Fairhaven Marine

The newest addition to the New Bedford Regional Airport is being dedicated to Fairhaven's fallen Marine.

Michael Knabbe, Airport Commission Vice Chair and friend of the Rodriguez family says the playground recently installed by the Atlantic Aviators will be renamed the Lance Corporal Matthew Rodriguez Memorial Playground

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