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Department of Defense

Spc. Jonathan Batista and Staff Sgt. Raul Guerra (credit: Dept. of Defense)

DOD: 2 Soldiers From NJ Die In Afghanistan

Spc. Jonathan Batista from Kinnelon and Staff Sgt. Raul M. Guerra from Union City both died last week while serving in Afghanistan.

07/10/2012

Pvt. Danny Chen (credit: CBS 2)

Military Investigators Recommended Courts-Martial For 2 Charged In Pvt. Danny Chen’s Death

First Lt. Daniel J. Schwartz from Maryland and Sgt. Travis F. Carden from Indiana are among eight soldiers charged in the death of 19-year-old Danny Chen.

02/16/2012

Pvt. Danny Chen (credit: CBS 2)

City Council Discussing Resolution Honoring Pvt. Danny Chen Of Chinatown

Pvt. Danny Chen of Chinatown committed suicide in Afghanistan in October. The resolution calls on the U.S Department of Defense to closely examine its policies around cultural diversity and sensitivity.

01/27/2012

A Staten Island Ferry makes its ways north from Staten Island to Manhattan with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the background (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. Michael Grimm Wants Feds To Remove Ammo From Near Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

The 1,500 rounds of ammo, a three-inch projectile, and cartridges were discovered in the waters near the Brooklyn tower of the bridge last October.

06/30/2011