Downstate Illinois Soldier Killed In Afghanistan; 'Friendly Fire' A PossibilitySgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio, died Thursday from “small arms fire."
Notre Dame Basketball Player Gets Surprise Reunion With Army BrotherNotre Dame guard Matt Farrell got the best Christmas gift a young man could ask for Monday night.
Forest Park Reservists Back Home From AfghanistanThe Forest Park-based unit's primary job was to deliver mail and packages, sell stamps and process money orders for those fighting. They were honored Thursday night at a pasta-and-sausage dinner hosted by Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone.
Honoring Son Lost To PTSD Suicide, Marine's Mom Finds Her Purpose
Mokena Soldier Laid To RestFriends 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.
Body Of Mokena Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Returns To Home 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.
Funeral Services Set For Mokena Soldier Killed In AfghanistanVisitation 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.
Soldier From Mokena Among Five Killed By Apparent Friendly Fire 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.
Fallen Soldier's Parents Want Bergdahl Tried For DesertionThe 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.
Two More Victims Killed In Kabul Hospital Attack Had Chicago TiesOn 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.
Chicago Doctor Among Three Americans Shot Dead In Afghanistan A pediatrician from Chicago was among three people shot and killed by a security guard at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Army Probes Death Of Alaska-Based Soldier From Chicago AreaSgt. Okan Murat Cetinbag of Morton Grove, Ill., died at an Anchorage hospital Tuesday evening after being removed from life support.