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Nothing flashy here, but an inspiring piece for a public radio/media professional–or for those who use our services. Big thanks to April Costa who sent this video along to me.
The Watertown Daily Times is reporting that a fourth soldier in a week from Fort Drum has died in Afghanistan. Pfc. John F. Kihm, 19, Philadelphia, Pa., served with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment [and was killed on Tuesday.] Post...
You absolutely have to watch this video about a Fort Drum soldier’s deployment to Afghanistan and its effect on his extended family. Really incredible work by New York Times reporter Jim Dao, photojournalist Damon Winter and their crew. And...
News stories tagged with "afghanistan"
Nov 24, 2003 — A helicopter crash in Afghanistan yesterday killed 5 soldiers and injured 7. Families and units of the 10th Mountain Division soldiers involved have been notified, but base officials haven't provided further details yet. Two soldiers from Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division were seriously injured yesterday in Afghanistan when their vehicle struck a land mine. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article
Sep 10, 2003 — Flags were at half-staff in the village of Potsdam yesterday as hundreds of people said goodbye to 23 year-old Chad Fuller. A specialist in the 1-87th Infantry Battalion of the Army's 10th Mountain Division, Fuller was killed by enemy fire in the mountains of Afghanistan ten days ago. Family, friends, and colleagues packed St. Mary's Church for the memorial service. Congressman John McHugh and Assemblywoman Dee Dee Scozzafava were also in attendance. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
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Sep 02, 2003 — A 23-year-old Potsdam man was one of the two Tenth Mountain Division soldiers killed in a firefight in Afghanistan. Chad Fuller died Sunday when his unit engaged Taliban guerillas in eastern Afghanistan. Go to full article
Jan 31, 2003 — More than 100 soldiers from 3 units based at Fort Drum near Watertown are deploying to undisclosed locations in Asia as a part of the President's war on terrorism. David Sommerstein reports the deployments come as Fort Drum has become a staging ground for over 1,000 reservists. Go to full article
Jul 22, 2002 — President Bush pumped up military personnel at Fort Drum near Watertown Friday. He toured the base and reviewed military maneuvers by the 10th Mountain Division troops. And he gave an outdoor pep talk to thousands of soldiers and their families. David Sommerstein was there and has this report. Go to full article
Jul 19, 2002 — Fort Drum near Watertown is set to host a brief visit from President Bush today. The President is expected to thank members of the Army's 10th Mountain Division for their combat role in Afghanistan last spring. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Apr 19, 2002 — The friendly fire incident which killed 4 Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan has angered many people in Canada. Karen Kelly spoke with residents in downtown Ottawa yesterday and filed this report. Go to full article
Apr 15, 2002 — Tenth Mountain Division soldiers who fought in Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan have begun a two week leave after returning to Fort Drum last week. Before they left base for vacations and family visits, they took time to reflect on their experiences with a pack of local and national media. David Sommerstein has this report. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Apr 12, 2002 — In early March, soldiers from Fort Drum fought a pitched battle at Shah-I-Khot in Afghanistan. 8 American soldiers died in the fighting. None of those men were based in the North Country. But more than 20 Fort Drum soldiers were injured. Now, the troops who took part in Operation Anaconda are coming home. They're being welcomed by eager families - and recognized for brave service. Brian Mann visited Fort Drum on Thursday and has our report. Go to full article