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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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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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Drone Strike In Afghanistan Kills Child

 

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is apologizing to that country's president for a drone strike that killed a child. And NATO is promising an investigation.
 
    President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack, which also wounded two women yesterday. He

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President Obama Pays Tribute To Military Veterans

 

President Obama is paying tribute to America's military veterans. At Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, the President said the nation comes together to honor a debt that can never be fully repaid.

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Afghanistan: Taliban Kill 11 Border Police Guards

An Afghan security official says the Taliban have attacked a border police checkpoint in the country's south near the border with Pakistan, killing 11 policemen.

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