A 60-year-old veteran gunned down 13 people in a pre-dawn, house-to-house rampage Tuesday in Serbia, killing his mother, his son and a two-year-old cousin before shooting himself and his wife, police and hospital officials said.
A former active duty Army staff sergeant who lives in North Dakota and is set to receive the Medal of Honor for courageous actions in Afghanistan says he was a little star struck when President Barack Obama called about the award.
Christopher Sullivan's family and friends figured the soldier had already been through one of the most difficult challenges he could face when he survived a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan last year.
When Alan Peterson returned from serving in Vietnam in 1974, he wanted little to do with the military. Most people at home avoided talking about the war, and the only ones to welcome him back were his parents.
He grew his hair and beard out and looked to make a career outside of the military, never thinking he’d be back.
By Marino Eccher, Forum Communications Co.
, November 30, 2011
Dan Olson has ridden his bicycle around North Dakota for the past two years in memory of a friend and fellow soldier Joe Biel.
Olson, a North Dakota National Guardsman in the 188th unit based in Wahpeton, began this year’s bike ride June 27 in Williston and passed through Fargo on Tuesday.
By Danielle Cintron, Forum Communications Co.
, July 06, 2011
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