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by SCOTT BUTKI | April 29, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com While much of the world's attention is on Iraq, Stephanie Hood, her friends and family are thinking about soldiers in Afghanistan, including her husband of four months, U.S. Army Pvt. Matthew Hood, 21. Having the world's attention focused on another nation is a mixed blessing, Stephanie Hood, 18, and Matthew's mother, Carol, said last week. The good news is they are not barraged with the constant television news coverage about soldiers like Hood, whose jobs are to bomb caves and then see if any terrorists are inside, they said.
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By DON AINES | June 3, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Niamh McDonnell paused in mid-cupcake Thursday afternoon, her eyes lighting up and her icing-covered mouth breaking into a smile. "Daddy!" she yelled, getting up from the table and running to the uniformed man at the door of the Busy Bees classroom. Although she is just 3 years old and had not seen Rhyan Tetrault in nearly a year, Niamh had no trouble recognizing her father when he walked into the room at the Children's Learning Center at Hagerstown Community College.
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October 1, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that he needs more troops and other aid "as quickly as possible" in a counterinsurgency battle that could get worse before it gets better. Gen. David McKiernan said it will take more than adding troops to stabilize Afghanistan -- including efforts to strengthen the Afghan government, improve the economy and build its military and police forces. Speaking to Pentagon reporters, the head of NATO forces in Afghanistan said there has been a significant increase in foreign fighters coming in from neighboring Pakistan this year -- including Chechens, Uzbeks, Saudis and Europeans.
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December 1, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan over six months, an accelerated timetable -- with an endgame built in -- that would have the first Marines there as early as Christmas, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. With the full complement of new troops expected to be in Afghanistan by next summer, the heightened pace of Obama's military deployment in the 8-year-old war appears to mimic the 2007 troop surge in Iraq, a 20,000-strong force addition under former President George W. Bush.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 2, 2011
A Martinsburg soldier wounded last week in a rocket attack in Afghanistan is recovering at a military medical center in Bethesda, Md., his father said Tuesday. U.S. Army Spc. Uriah Horst, 21, has several surgeries ahead of him, but Richard Horst Sr. said his son is in “good spirits” and doing well. “He's doing good, I'm proud of him,” his father said. “He's been through a lot.” Uriah Horst returned to the U.S. on Sunday, Richard Horst said. He was wounded on July 25 and flown from Afghanistan to Germany before returning to the United States.
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by MARIE GILBERT | May 21, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Gripping the handlebars of his Harley-Davidson, Ken Conway hugged the turn of the driveway leading to Morris Frock American Legion Post 42. Roaring into the parking lot, he was greeted by a sea of leather and a cloud of exhaust fumes. He had just completed a scenic 80-mile ride that began in Williamsport and took him over mountains, through the countryside and eventually to Hagerstown. Joining Conway were 27 fellow bikers who share a love for motorcycles and the open road.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | March 14, 2012
Ian Boyer had much to tell all his Facebook friends about on Wednesday night. He told a tale about having a fried-chicken dinner with a group of people he didn't know, even though they had a lot in common. He received more handshakes, backslaps and hearty “thank yous” than he could count. It was the ultimate small town experience. Still, he was confused. His friends were envious. “I'm just doing my job,” said Boyer, a Smithsburg graduate. “It is overwhelming when I come home.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | February 25, 2011
A Hagerstown soldier accused of killing an unarmed Afghan civilian last September was an exemplary leader who showed solid judgment and looked out for his men, an eyewitness to the incident told Army officials in military proceedings. Spc. Charles Miller testified during an Article 32 hearing, which is similar to a civilian grand jury, that Sgt. Derrick Miller, 27, was a "squared away" soldier who acted "reasonably in pressure situations. " "I wouldn't question his judgment if he believed the use of deadly force was necessary," Charles Miller said.
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September 29, 2009
Children sought through Amber Alert are found Letters to the Editor Police chief opposes halfway house in city What's wrong with this picture? Family says Marine from Frederick killed in Afghanistan
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October 16, 2009
America has no business in Afghanistan To the editor: I have just resigned from the silent majority! I cannot remain silent another day about President Obama's nation-building policy in remote and rugged Afghanistan. With the war dragging into its ninth year, how much longer can American blood and money be dumped onto this rugged mountainous, fractured and divided conglomerate of tribal enclaves? Forgotten by most Americans is the fact that 20 years ago, a strong 100,000-man Soviet army withdrew from Afghanistan after nine years of blood-letting.
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