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Seasoned Wartime Reporter Talks Impact Of Conflicts

Jones has reported on the impact of war in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. She has spent time in Afghanistan with US soldiers.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/10/2013

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Family Relieved To Have Soldier’s Missing Dog Back Home

Pittsburgh has come through for a soldier named Connor Green serving in Afghanistan. His dog, Jack, is back home, and getting a bit of pampering after going missing for three days.

05/30/2013

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Local Soldier’s Missing Dog Found

A local family is giving thanks after finding their beloved, family dog.

05/30/2013

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Many Local Soldiers Gave Their Lives In The Past Year

They are the faces of just a few of the fallen soldiers from our area who gave their lives while serving our country this past year.

05/26/2013

Video Of Plane Crash At Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield

See video of the plane crash in Afghanistan that killed 7 at the the Bagram Air Base.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/01/2013

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Soldier From Plum Wounded In Combat

Last weekend, 23-year-old Sgt. Shane Stipancic was reminded that there are no days off in a war zone.

02/18/2013

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Local Documentary Follows Women on the Frontlines

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to JulieHera DeStefano, who made a documentary about women of war and how they cope.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/28/2013

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Flags Flying At Half-Staff For Fallen Navy SEAL

Flags are flying at half-staff today for a local Navy SEAL who was killed during a rescue mission in Afghanistan.

12/21/2012

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Local Green Beret Dies In Afghanistan

The motto of the Green Berets is “To Liberate The Oppressed,” and Maj. Benjamin Follansbee, of O’Hara Township, made it his life’s work.

12/14/2012

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Fallen SEAL 3rd Serviceman Killed In Action Since ’07 With Norwin Ties

Navy SEAL Nicholas Checque, 28, who was killed over the weekend while taking part in the rescue of a hostage in Afghanistan, was the third serviceman who graduated from Norwin High School to die from enemy fire in either Iraq of Afghanistan, since 2007.

12/10/2012

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Monroeville Navy SEAL Killed During Afghanistan Rescue

The Pentagon says a Navy SEAL from Monroeville was killed during a rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban.

12/10/2012

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Local Marine Honored With Silver Star

A Coraopolis Marine has been awarded the third-highest military decoration for valor.

KDKA-TV–12/10/2012

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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

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Local Vet Talks About Veterans Day, Issues

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Captain Sean Parnell, local vet and author of “Outlaw Platoon,” about Veterans Day and how we should treat returning vets.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/12/2012

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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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