Friends and family of a fallen soldier from Mokena were preparing to say their final goodbyes on Tuesday, when 19-year-old Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen will be laid to rest after he was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.
It’s a sad homecoming for an Illinois soldier who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. The body of Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen arrived in his hometown of Mokena.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park. The funeral at the church will be Tuesday at 10 a.m.
A 19-year-old soldier from Mokena was among five American troops killed in an apparent coalition airstrike and friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, his sister told the Chicago Sun-Times.
The mother and stepfather of a Bartlett High School graduate killed in Afghanistan say their son died while searching for Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, and they want to see Bergdahl prosecuted for desertion.
On Saturday, Kabul University vice chancellor Mohammad Hadi Hadayati said the other victims were health clinic administrator Jon Gabel and his visiting father, Gary, from the Chicago area.
A pediatrician from Chicago was among three people shot and killed by a security guard at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Sgt. Okan Murat Cetinbag of Morton Grove, Ill., died at an Anchorage hospital Tuesday evening after being removed from life support.
A Chicago woman is one of 21 killed in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan on Friday.
An Elkhart Indiana soldier has been identified as one of six GI’s killed in a single incident in Afghanistan Tuesday. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
They were able to spend Thanksgiving with family, but now it’s time to deploy for members of a suburban Army Reserve unit.
The remains of a Marine from Crystal Lake now lie at Arlington National Cemetery – buried two-and-a-half weeks ago, along with five other members of his unit who died in Afghanistan in 2012.
Hundreds of mourners were packing into a church in west suburban River Forest on Wednesday, to pay their final respects to a young woman killed while working as a diplomat in Afghanistan.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped in Chicago today to visit the parents of the young U.S. diplomat killed in Afghanistan. Anne Smedinghoff was killed while delivering textbooks in southern Afghanistan earlier this month.
Loved ones honored a young diplomat from River Forest on Tuesday at her former high school, three days after she was killed in a Taliban bombing in Afghanistan.
The body of Anne Smedinghoff, the U.S. diplomat form River Forest killed in Afghanistan over the weekend, has been returned to the U.S.
A Fenwick High School graduate was among the six Americans killed in an explosion in Afghanistan Saturday.
It was business as usual inside Mrs. Clancy’s fourth grade math class at Newberry Math & Science Academy until Lt. Jeffery Gray walked into the room.
Twelve men were greeted with hugs and some tears.
A daylong memorial for the 6,600 Americans killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was scheduled for 9:11 a.m. Friday at the plaza outside the Thompson Center.