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.
Wheaton North High School has been mourning the loss of a recent graduate, who died a month after he was wounded while serving in Afghanistan.
He made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country. On Wednesday, northwest Indiana residents came together to say goodbye to Army Staff Sgt. David Nowaczyk, who was killed in Afghanistan last month.
The man who bought a storage lockerful of personal effects that belonged to a female Marine killed in Pakistan is relenting. He’ll return the items for free but he’s having trouble reaching the family.