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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

(Photo Credit: Denise Abraham)

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

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Falls Flat In London But Still Rakes In Cash From Libor Bankers

Mitt Romney insulted Britain’s preparations for the Olympics and inspired quotes like “apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humor or sincerity” and “worse than Sarah Palin” before cashing campaign checks from bankers and lobbyists who are at the center of the Libor scandal.

07/27/2012

Hearing Loss & Prevention Information

This Memorial Day we remember the men and women who serve in the military. Many veterans returning home from war have injuries that are not visible, such as hearing loss.

05/28/2012

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Outlaw Platoon To Be Honored In Pittsburgh

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to some of the soldiers whose stories are told in the NY Times Best Seller, “Outlaw Platoon.”

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/25/2012

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Soldiers Return From Afghanistan, Reunite With Loved Ones

Nearly two dozen members of the Army National Guard returned to Pittsburgh from Afghanistan Friday night. The soldiers traveled 15 hours to get to Pittsburgh International Airport where loved ones were gathered.

04/28/2012

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