NPR’s David Gilkey killed in Taliban ambush in Afghanistan

June 6, 2016 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Gilkey, a veteran news photographer and video editor for National Public Radio, and an Afghan translator, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in southern Afghanistan […]

Mississippi native William ‘Kyle’ Carpenter receives Congressional Medal of Honor

June 20, 2014 in News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A 24-year-old veteran and Mississippi native who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation’s highest […]

Obama announces troop drawdown as U.S. finishing Afghan job

May 28, 2014 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to turn the page on more than a decade of war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for greatly reducing U.S. forces in Afghanistan by the […]

Obama leads country in celebrating Memorial Day, U.S. at ‘a pivotal point’ in Afghanistan

May 27, 2014 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama led the nation in commemorating Memorial Day, declaring the United States has reached “a pivotal moment” in Afghanistan with the end of war approaching. […]

Mississippi soldier killed in Afghan helicopter crash remembered as ‘a great kid’

December 20, 2013 in News

SHUBUTA, Mississippi (AP) — The Department of Defense says a Mississippi soldier is among six soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan. Officials said Thursday that five U.S. […]