Afghanistan

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

Credit CBS 2

Seen At 11: Horrors Of Combat May Affect Military Working Dogs As Well As Owners

Military working dogs are trained to jump out of helicopters, repel down walls, swim long distances, and sniff out bombs from up to two miles away. However, no matter how much preparation a war dog receives, the combat experience can still be traumatic.

03/04/2013

Afghan Girl Marzieh Has Surgery on Long Island (Credit: CBS 2)

6-Year-Old Afghan Girl Shot In Face By Taliban Has Life-Saving Surgery On L.I.

The girl, identified only as “Marzieh,” was shot in the face by the Taliban during an ambush. Her eye socket and cheek were shattered in the attack.

12/21/2012

Army Private Danny Chen (credit: Handout/CBS 2)

Pvt. Danny Chen’s Family Speaks Out Against Military Hazing As Final Soldier Faces Punishment

Danny Chen’s former platoon leader was removed from the Army on Tuesday but will avoid a trial as part of an agreement with prosecutors, the Army announced.

12/18/2012

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.)

Stories From Main Street: Mamaroneck Woman Sends Baked Goods To The Troops

It’s amazing. You take an egg, flower, sugar, butter, and vanilla, mix it all up, put it in the oven, and you get so much more than just a cookie.

12/17/2012

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

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