A national guardsman from the Northwest Side returned home Thursday to a warm welcome from neighbors, and surprised smiles from his kids, after serving his country around the world, including two Middle East wars.
U.S. Army Spc. Alfredo Fuentes’ six children had no idea he was coming home.
Army Sgt. Joe Riehle was never expecting the welcome home he got on New Year’s Day, full of thank yous, hugs and handshakes.
While Americans are celebrating Independence Day tomorrow, one Crestwood family will have even more to celebrate – the safe homecoming of a soldier who had been serving in Afghanistan.
Army Spc. Samuel T. Watts, 20, dwas wounded April 25 in Zharay, Afghanistan, from an improvised explosive device.
West Aurora High School paid tribute Friday to a former student who died fighting in Afghanistan.
A community’s love was felt on Monday as a hometown soldier returned home from war. With the war in Iraq now a completed mission, thousands of soldiers are returning home and the relief of having their son back with them is the best of Christmas presents for the Rundquist family in Streamwood.
The 6-year-old daughter of a Chicago soldier deployed in Afghanistan had been asking Santa to bring her daddy home for the holiday. As CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports, her wish became reality.
A U.S. Army veteran who had recently returned from the war in Iraq when he killed his wife in their southwest suburban home has been sentenced to 17 years in prison, Sun-Times Media is reporting.
A soldier from Blue Island who was 17 when he died in Vietnam will be buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery this week.
Sgt. 1st Class David G. Robinson, 28, of Winthrop Harbor died Tuesday. His death was not related to combat operations, officials said.
A soldier from northwestern Indiana died in Afghanistan last week while trying to save others.
Services will be held later this week for a southwest suburban soldier who was killed in Iraq last week.
It’s been said that the death of Osama bin Laden came from the collective sacrifice of tens of thousands of Americans serving in the military and their families. The story of those sacrifices has been especially emotional on Mother’s Day.
One potential car buyer nearly got hooked in twice by cars priced at rock bottom — supposedly by military personnel about to be deployed.
The body of a fallen U.S. soldier from Plainfield, killed by a bomb in Afghanistan, has returned home.