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  • Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Will Be Buried in Acadiana

    April 3, 2012 6:12 PM

    A Louisiana soldier, killed in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 24, will be buried in Acadiana this week. His body is being brought back to Jennings for the funeral and burial services. 37-year-old Captain Aaron Istre joined the Army right out of high school. When his enlistment was over, he... more »
  • Army IDs Remains of Last Missing Soldier in Iraq

    February 26, 2012 3:02 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S military says it has identified the remains of the last American service member unaccounted for in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Ahmed Kousay al-Taie was an Army interpreter who was born in Iraq and lived in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was kidnapped at gunpoint in October 2006... more »
  • Soldier defers plea in WikiLeaks case

    February 24, 2012 6:36 AM

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - An Army private declined to enter a plea Thursday to charges he engineered the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history. Pfc. Bradley Manning also deferred a choice of whether to be tried by a military jury or judge alone. Military judge Col. Denise... more »
  • Fort Polk soldier killed in hunting accident

    January 27, 2012 6:16 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Fort Polk soldier was killed in an accidental shooting while hunting in the Kisatchie National Forest over the weekend. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office on Thursday told The Town Talk Saturday's shooting left 30-year-old Louis Alamo dead. The soldier and three Leesville residents were hunting... more »
  • Acadiana Soldier Looks Back at War in Iraq

    December 15, 2011 9:44 PM

    After nearly nine years, the Iraq war officially came to an end Thursday. Top military officials lowered the flag used by U.S. forces in Baghdad, signifying the withdrawal of troops. Staff Sergeant Jaime Angelle, of Breaux Bridge, was one of those soldiers. He just returned to the U.S. from Baghdad... more »
  • Remembering Mamou Soldier

    April 1, 2011 7:45 PM

    Funeral arrangements have been made for a Mamou soldier who died Tuesday at Ft. Hood. Sgt. Randy Richard suddenly collapsed while standing in formation. His family says Richard died after a blood clot in his knee lead to a heart attack. "Randy was a very friendly person, a very... more »
  • North Korean Soldier at Border Wishes for Peace

    December 1, 2010 8:04 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - As the U.S. and South Korea ended war maneuvers following North Korea's deadly bombardment of a front-line island, a North Korean soldier at the heavily armed border said he hopes for peace. The soldier, interviewed in the Panmunjom village inside the Demilitarized Zone, told the... more »
  • Fort Polk soldier killed in Afghanistan

    November 29, 2010 10:01 PM

    FORT POLK, La. (AP) - A Fort Polk soldier has died of injuries from a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Afghanistan. The U.S. Army says 24-year-old Pvt. Devon J. Harris of Mesquite, Texas, died Saturday in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Harris was a combat engineer with the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th... more »
  • Soldier's Body Brought Home from Afghanistan

    November 1, 2010 2:51 PM

    The body of Milton soldier Steven Dupont is now in Lafayette. Specialist Steven Dupont was killed in Afghanistan last week. His casket was escorted from the airport today to Martin and Castille funeral home Monday morning. Military, police, firefighters, family and friends honored the 20-year-old in a procession... more »
  • Funeral Services Set for Lafayette Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

    November 1, 2010 12:12 AM

    Funeral services have been set for SPC. Steven Dupont (left), the Lafayette soldier killed last week in Afghanistan. Dupont's family will receive guests at Martin & Castille Southside location (600 E. Farrel Rd.) Tuesday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary to be prayed at 7:00 p.m. A funeral... more »
  • Department of Defense Releases Cause of Soldier's Death

    October 26, 2010 3:33 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Department of Defense says a 20-year-old soldier from Lafayette was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday. The DOD says Spc. Steven L. Dupont died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. Dupont was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker... more »
  • UPDATE-Holdup attempt ends in suicide on I-10

    August 4, 2010 3:22 PM

    UPDATE-BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Bay St. Louis police say the man who killed himself on Interstate 10 after an attempted holdup in Louisiana was a Louisiana National Guard soldier assigned to help with the oil spill. Deputy Chief Mike DeNardo identifies him Wednesday as 24-year-old John Paul Loupe... more »
  • LA Soldier Killed

    July 7, 2010 4:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Defense says a 22-year-old soldier from Louisiana has died in Iraq but not from a combat injury. Defense Department officials said Wednesday that Sgt. Jordan E. Tuttle, of West Monroe, died Friday in Baghdad, Iraq, but did not provide details of what... more »
  • Soldier Charged With Mishandling and Leaking Classified Data

    July 6, 2010 12:27 PM

    BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. Army has charged an American soldier suspected of leaking a military video of an attack in Iraq with multiple counts of mishandling and leaking classified data and putting national security at risk. Army Spc. Bradley Manning is suspected of leaking a video that shows Apache... more »
  • DOD Identifies LA Soldier Who Died in Iraq

    June 29, 2010 8:16 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Defense says a 21-year-old soldier from Epps has died in Iraq. The department announced Tuesday that Pfc. Bryant J. Haynes died June 26 of injuries from a vehicle roll-over in Al Diwaniyah. He was assigned to the 199th Support Battalion of the... more »
  • LA Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

    May 30, 2010 3:33 PM

    MINDEN, La. (AP) - Relatives and friends are remembering U.S. Army Spc. Josh Tomlinson as a man who had a sense of purpose, yet loved to smile and have fun. Tomlinson, a 24-year-old from Dubberly, was among five U.S. soldiers killed in a car bombing May 18 in Kabul, Afghanistan.... more »
  • Fort Polk Soldier Found Dead at Base

    April 15, 2010 2:33 PM

    FORT POLK, La. (AP) - A soldier based at Fort Polk has been found dead in his home on the central Louisiana Army base. Military officials say the soldier's body was found about 6 a.m. Wednesday by his wife, who called emergency personnel. The soldier... more »
  • Support the 256th with Red Shirt Fridays

    April 9, 2010 1:44 PM

    With Acadiana's men and women of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team off to Iraq, some businesses are showing their support with "Red Shirt Fridays." One participating business is Teche Federal Bank on the corner of Johnston St. & Jefferson St. in Lafayette. The employees all show support... more »
  • Soldier's Family Says Goodbye for 3rd Time

    January 8, 2010 2:28 PM

    Some soldiers of the 256th Infantry Brigade are leaving for their second or third deployment-- and they say it does not get any easier with time. One Opelousas family, the Everetts, say it is actually harder than the first time, because now they have 2 kids: 10-year-old Madeline and... more »

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