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An elementary school in Chesterfield County, Virginia is remembering a soldier who died in Afghanistan in a special way. Thursday, on the 69th anniversary of D-Day, the kids at Woolridge Elementary sang a song to the family of Kyle Stoekli. He died...
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Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
Three congressmen say a Virginia contractor has been illegally detained and beaten in Afghanistan. U.S. Reps. Scott Rigell and Frank Wolf of Virginia and Duncan Hunter of California sent a letter Thursday asking Secretary of State John Kerry to...
The Defense Department says a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier from Virginia died Wednesday in Afghanistan. Sgt. David J. Chambers of Hampton, Va., was killed in the Panjwai District, Kandahar Province, by an improvised bomb while on foot patrol....
This week we continue our focus on the 5th District Congressional candidates. This will be the first election using new district maps based on the 2010 census. The 5th district is in the central part of Virginia stretching vertically across the state. It...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefFuneral arrangements have been set for a Campbell County Marine, killed in Afghanistan last week. The family of Staff Sergent Gregory Copes will hold a visitation Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 at the Finch and Finch Funeral Home in Altavista. Copes'...
ReporterMany veterans have a hard time finding a job after they return home. Last year, the unemployment rate for veterans who have served since the9/11attacks was 12%. A Salem man knows their frustration. Major Paul Rhoades is proud of his 12 month tour in...
Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday in Lexington to honor Chase Prasnicki, a young soldier who died last month in Afghanistan. Mourners filled St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and many more lined the sidewalks outside. Chase Prasnicki was well-known in...
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