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Christmas tree ornament honors Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Martino Jr., who's serving overseas again this Christmas. (credit: CBS 2)

Bittersweet Christmas For Parents Of N.J. Marine Serving Overseas

Like most parents with children in the military, Michael’s parents say what they feel most is an overwhelming sense of pride in their son. But they said that’s a bittersweet feeling, especially on Christmas Day

12/25/2013

Young Toys for Tots donor makes a cookie at  FAO Schwarz on Dec. 6, 2013 (Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

FAO Schwarz Helps To Bring Magic Of Holidays To Children

The store is also hosting a special event Friday to help drum up as many cash and toy donations as possible.

12/06/2013

The Brooklyn Nets put on a special workouts for service members in honor of Veterans Day. (Credit CBS 2)

Brooklyn Nets Make Veterans Day Special For Local Service Members

People all over the Tri-State area spent the day on Monday paying homage to military personnel.

11/11/2013

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was to announce a major U.S. Military policy shift on Jan. 24, 2013, allowing women to be eligible for combat front lines and special operations units. (Photo: CBS 2)

Pentagon Releases Plan For Allowing Women In Combat

In just a few years, women could be training to be Navy Seals or Army Rangers on the front lines, under a plan just released Tuesday by the Pentagon.

06/18/2013

In a CBS 2 exclusive Police Commissioner Ray Kelly spoke with Kristine Johnson about the decades old cold case killing of two police officers. A case that he intends to solve. (Credit CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: NYPD Commissioner Committed To Solving 40-Year-Old Cop Killer Cold Case

Four decades ago Commissioner Kelly was a young Sergeant arriving on the scene of a horrific crime, the virtual execution of two fellow police officers.

05/10/2013

Fallen Westport Marine Roger Muchnick (credit: Facebook)

Funeral Set For Connecticut Marine Killed In Nevada Training Exercise

Lance Cpl. Roger Muchnick Jr. was one of seven Marines killed on March 18 when a mortar shell exploded in its firing tube during an exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. He was 23.

03/26/2013

Fallen Westport Marine Roger Muchnick (credit: Facebook)

Westport Marine Killed In Training Exercise Remembered As ‘Sweet,’ ‘Loving’ Man

Roger Muchnick, 23, grew up in Westport and was a popular athlete in Staples High School’s class of 2008.

03/20/2013

A makeshift memorial for Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. (credit: CBS 2)

Parents Of Fallen L.I. Marine To Bring Son Home

The parents of Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. will travel to Delaware Monday to bring his body home to Long Island for burial.

08/13/2012

Col. Ken DeTreux addresses Marines at the 9/11 Memorial - New York, NY - May 29, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Marines Lay Wreath At World Trade Center Site

To cap off Fleet Week, hundreds of Marines gathered Monday for a wreath-laying ceremony at the World Trade Center site, WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman reported.

05/29/2012

Manning The Rails on the U.S.S Wasp past the WTC site (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Thousands Of Servicemen And Women Sail Into NYC For Fleet Week 2012

Fleet Week is a celebration of the Navy, Marine and Coast Guard teams who protect our shores and gives New Yorkers a chance to meet those service members in person.

05/23/2012

Former Marine Cpl. and Purple Heart recipient Megan Leavey and combat dog Sgt. Rex participate in a ceremony at Yankee Stadium before the game between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners on May 13, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Through two tours of duty in Iraq, Sgt. Rex was by Leavey's side. The pair worked more than 100 missions searching for roadside bombs, were injured in the line of duty and went through physical therapy together. After five years of waiting for Rex's service to end and filling out paperwork, Leavey finally won approval to bring the 11-year-old German Shepherd home.(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Honor Purple Heart Marine And Bomb-Sniffing Dog

The Yankees honored Purple Heart recipient Megan Leavey and combat dog Sgt. Rex at Yankee Stadium before Sunday’s game.

WFAN–05/13/2012

Lance Corporal Osbrany Montes De Oca (credit: CBS 2)

Marine Killed In Afghanistan Laid To Rest In New Jersey

Funeral services were held today for Lance Corporal Osbrany Montes De Oca. The young Marine lost his life defending his country.

02/20/2012

Lance Corporal Osbrany Montes De Oca (credit: CBS 2)

Marine From N.J. Killed In Afghanistan

Montes de Oca is the 42nd service member from New Jersey to be killed in Afghanistan.

02/14/2012

Former New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, NY - Jul 24, 2011 (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tom Seaver Pays Tribute On Veterans Day

Hall of Fame pitcher and retired Marine Tom Seaver is in New York for Veterans Day, saluting both veterans and active duty service personnel.

11/11/2011

American soldier on patrol - Kirkuk, Iraq - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraq Veteran From Westchester Says Don’t Forget Young Veterans

Jeff Combs grew up in Westchester County and joined the Marines at 17. On his second tour of duty in Iraq, he was wounded.

11/11/2011

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