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A man looks over an exhibit at Arlington National Cemetery entitled: 'Faces of The Fallen,' featuring 1,300 portraits by 200 artists of US troops who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the portrait of Cpl. Patrick Tillman, former football player for the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Paul L. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Does Pat Tillman Belong In The Pro Football Hall Of Fame?

It’s not a new debate. But high-profile voices are again taking sides with Tuesday marking the 10th anniversary of Tillman’s death in Afghanistan.

04/22/2014

Staff Sgt. Deavin Lee donned a knight costume to surprise his children with an early homecoming from serving in Afghanistan. (Credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Staff Sergeant Surprises Family At Medieval Times

Staff Sgt. Deavin Lee donned a knight costume to surprise his children with an early homecoming from serving in Afghanistan.

04/17/2014

Paul Milazzo, his wife and 2-month-old son Liam in front of their new home In Islandia (Credit: Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

Veterans Get Keys To Discounted Homes On Long Island

The homes in Islandia were built by the Long Island Home Builders Care Development Corp. specifically for returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

12/19/2013

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NY Army National Guard To Be Honored In Pregame Ceremony

Prior to the game more than 150 New York Army National Guard soldiers will be honored.

11/16/2013

Army Ranger Corporal Josh Hargis

Wounded Soldier’s Salute In Hospital Bed Moves Nation

An American soldier who was injured in Afghanistan has brought the nation to tears from his hospital room.

10/16/2013

Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. (Credit CBS 2)

NYPD: Men Sought To Supply Taliban Fighters With Boots, Winter Coats

Police say Humayoun Nabi and Ismail Alsarabbi were busted after a two-year investigation that involved confidential informants and undercover detectives.

10/10/2013

Seamus Byrne was awarded a Purple Heart after a tour in Afghanistan. (Credit CBS 2)

Soldier’s Family Demands Answers Following Disappearance Of Memorial To Fallen Son

Seamus Byrne was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded in Afghanistan. He was fatally struck by a car while crossing Main Street in his hometown. The community quickly set up a makeshift memorial to honor the fallen soldier.

10/10/2013

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Queens DA: Men Accused Of Conspiring To Aid Taliban In Effort To ‘Kill American Soldiers’

Police say Humayoun Nabi, 27, and Ismail Alsarabbi, 32, wanted to buy boots, winter coats and other gear for Taliban fighters. They have been arrested on state-level terrorism charges.

10/10/2013

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis (credit: U.S. Army)

Report: S.I. Soldier Died Shielding Polish Officer From Suicide Bomber

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis stepped into the path of the Polish soldier and blocked him from the blast of an insurgent’s suicide vest, according to a report in the Army Times.

09/18/2013

Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan look for ways to continue serving the community after leaving the military. (Credit CBS 2)

New York Veterans Continue Their Service On Anniversary Of Terror Attacks

Volunteer groups in New York have decided to mark the anniversary of 9/11 by assisting first responders with small acts of helpfulness.

09/09/2013

A memorial for fallen soldier Michael Ollis (credit: CBS 2)

Staten Island Community Holds Vigil For Fallen Soldier

The family of Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis said he died living out his dream, in a job he loved, fighting for our country.

09/05/2013

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24-Year-Old Soldier From Staten Island Killed In Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis died Wednesday in Ghani Province in an attack that involved an improvised explosive device and small arms fire, the Pentagon said.

08/30/2013

Jalalabad Bombing

Bomber Strikes Consulate In Afghanistan Amid Travel Warning

The Indian consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, was struck by a suicide bomber overnight – amid warnings against American targets and travel warnings for American citizens.

08/03/2013

Veterans visited the 9/11 Memorial on Independence Day. (Credit CBS 2)

Wounded Vets Make Emotional Trip To Ground Zero

Nearly two-dozen wounded veterans took a life changing trip to the 9/11 Memorial on Thursday. Emotions ran high as New York’s Finest offered the group of heroes a salute.

07/04/2013

Soldier reunited with dog he raised in Afghanistan. (Credit CBS 2)

Soldier Reunited With Dog He Befriended During Deployment To Afghanistan

Bailey was originally given to Brady by Afghan soldiers, he told Gusoff that when he returned home from Afghanistan he was heartbroken to leave Bailey behind.

07/04/2013

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