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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

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

Photo by Nick Kratsas/KDKA

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

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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Opinion: Romney’s Move To The Middle Is Nothing More Than Baseless Rhetoric

Why is Mitt Romney, the severely Conservative candidate for president, all of a sudden moving to the middle?

10/09/2012

U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.

09/29/2012

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Wife Of Injured Marine Grateful For Community’s Support

Alexis Vitale of Peters Township learned that her husband, Marine Corporal Doug Vitale, had stepped on an explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan. The couple has been inseparable since Doug entered a rehabilitation center in Tampa.

09/19/2012

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Hero Walk To Raise Money For Local Marine Injured In Afghanistan

Marine Corporal Doug Vitale and wife, Alexis, married in Peters Township, had their lives turned upside down last September when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan.

09/18/2012

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Irwin Marine Killed In Afghanistan Attack

A United States Marine, scholar, athlete and family man, 40-year-old Lt. Col. Christopher Raible was truly one of the few, the proud.

09/17/2012

(Photo Courtesy: Holman Family)

Evans City Soldier Laid To Rest

Loved ones said goodbye to a local soldier who was killed in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Eric Holman, of Evans City, was laid to rest Monday with full military honors. Holman volunteered for one of the most dangerous jobs in Afghanistan – defusing improvised explosive devices. One of those explosions took the 39-year-old’s life.

08/27/2012

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.

08/27/2012

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Wounded Marine Comes Home To Renovated House

Neighbors, friends, and fellow Marines gathered en masse, for a Friday surprise in Cranberry Township. They had just completed work on a massive remodeling effort on the home of a wounded Marine veteran. He and his family were about to return from vacation.

08/24/2012

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By The Way, There’s A War In Afghanistan

KDKA AM’s John Shumway talks to retired soldier Sean Parnell, author of “Outlaw Platoon,” about the perception that most Americans don’t care about the war in Afghanistan.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/23/2012

(Photo Courtesy: Holman Family)

Local Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Remembered As Good Son, Father

A father is in mourning following the death of his son in Afghanistan. He is remembering the local soldier as a brave and patriotic man who was a good son and father.

08/18/2012

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Soldier From Evans City Killed In Afghanistan

A local soldier who was stationed in Afghanistan has died. Staff Sergeant Eric Holman of Evans City in Butler County was killed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

08/18/2012

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