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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

Marine Alex Minsky lost his leg to an IED attack in Afghanistan. He is now working as a male model. (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Wounded Marine Walks The Runway As A Male Model

For Alex Minsky getting from the battlefield to the runway wasn’t easy. The Marine lost a leg when his Humvee hit an improvised explosive device during a patrol in Afghanistan in 2009.

07/01/2013

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Daniel Thompson provides security while members of an Afghan narcotics interdiction unit search a compound during Operation Speargun in Urmuz, Afghanistan - Mar. 27, 2012 (credit: Sgt. James Mercure, U.S. Marine Corps.)

Powerful Film ‘The Hornet’s Nest’ Takes A Hard Look At Troops’ Lives In Afghanistan

For soldiers in Afghanistan every day is a relentless fight for survival, a fight that film makers Mike and Carlos Boettcher wanted to capture.

06/28/2013

Ekso Bionic Suit (credit: Ekso)

Stories From Main Street: Stamford-Based Charity Tries To Help Paralyzed Vets Walk Again

Four years ago, Chris Meek, who works in finance, started the charity Solder Socks, and wants to donate ten exoskeletons to paralyzed veterans.

06/24/2013

Soldiers in Afghanistan, from the documentary "The Hornet's Nest" (credit: CBS 2)

Documentary Shows U.S. Forces In Combat In Afghanistan

“The Hornet’s Nest” follows U.S. Forces in Afghanistan in some of the most dramatic scenes ever caught on camera.

06/23/2013

Pvt. Danny Chen (credit: CBS 2)

Family Of Soldier Wants Chinatown Block Renamed ‘Danny Chen Way’

Pvt. Danny Chen, 19, shot himself in Afghanistan in 2011 after being racially harassed by other soldiers.

06/11/2013

Major Roderick Cassidy thanked school children in the East Village for their support during a long deployment. Credit CBS 2

Army Officer Thanks East Village School Kids For Their Support During Long Deployment

Cassidy, who has served in the National Guard and Army Reserve for more than 17 years, told CBS 2 that he wants to make sure that no one forgets the sacrifices of those who gave their lives, and the many who are still waiting to come home.

05/23/2013

Sgt. Kieren Murphy (file / credit: Rockland County Ancient Order of the Hibernians)

War Hero To Lead Pearl River St. Patrick’s Day Parade

30-year-old Sgt. Kieran Murphy was with the Fighting 69th in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year.

03/15/2013

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