Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. The former Marine was injured in a roadside bomb. He lost friends in combat, and later, to suicide. When the Winona, Minn. resident returned from the war eight years ago, he was coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD,
For the Frokjer family of Maplewood, Memorial Day used to be a day of barbeques and celebrating summer. Now, it’s a day to remember the life of 27-year-old Sgt. Chad Frokjer, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan.
A U.S. marine from Minnesota has died while serving in Afghanistan. Lance Corporal Caleb Erickson died Friday when a suicide bomber hit his convoy. The 20-year-old grew up in Waseca.
An ex-Marine from Prior Lake is receiving one of the military’s top honors. Officials are presenting a Silver Star medal to Cpl. Ethan Nagel Tuesday at the Navy Operational Support Center in Minneapolis.
Mort Roghanchi remembers getting off the train at Penn Station on Sept. 11, 2001, and wondering why everyone was gathering around. He asked a young lady what was going on.
Flags will fly at half-staff all across Minnesota on Wednesday in honor of a fallen Marine who will be morning by a community south of the Twin Cities.
Funeral services have been set for the Minnesota Marine killed in Afghanistan last week during his first tour of duty. Lance Cpl. Dale Means, 23, was killed on Nov. 18 by an improvised explosive device.
A marine from Minnesota died over the weekend in Afghanistan.
A Medford Marine who suffered major injuries while saving a colleague has been awarded the Purple Heart.
A 27-year-old soldier from Maplewood has died while serving in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.
A 20-year-old Austin man has been arrested on a warrant for deserting the U.S. Marine Corps.
A memorial service has been set for a Minnesota Marine fatally wounded in Afghanistan.
A Marine from Minnesota has been killed in Afghanistan.
Governor Pawlenty has ordered that all Minnesota and U.S. flags be lowered to half staff today in honor of a fallen Marine from Minnesota.
153 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers returned to Minnesota following their 12-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Wednesday. (With Video of Troops Returning)