Stories tagged with: Afghanistan

June 14, 2013 - 6:42pm
43 weeks 5 days ago

Ohio has lost 282 heroes fighting the War on Terror both in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bud Johnson, who helps put this event on every year says the Ohio Flags of Honor is one way to honor and remember them.

"I cannot replace these Gold Star parent's children, but I can make sure that somebody remembers them," said Johnson.

The event started with a prayer followed by singing the national anthem. Mayor Tilton, the Muskingum County Commissioners and other members of the...

June 5, 2012 - 5:32pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

A Zanesville resident and Army National Guard Captain returned home safely this past weekend from her first overseas deployment.

A year ago, we introduced you to captain Angela Bailey, who served as the commander of the 1484th Transportation Company based out of north Canton, Ohio.

She returned from a tour of duty in the Kandahar region of Afghanistan.

The main mission for Bailey's Company was to deliver goods to soldiers on the front lines.

"We had a lot of...

February 27, 2012 - 6:25pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

A local Girl Scout troop needs your help sending cards to soldiers overseas.

Members of Girl Scout Troop #1794 spent after-school time at John McIntire Elementary writing cards and making other items to send along with cookies to soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.

Troop leader Sarah Gantzer said the project is in honor of the 100th anniversary of the organization's existence.

"In our troop meeting we talked about what service projects we wanted to do, since it was the...

December 2, 2009 - 6:39pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

President Barack Obama says that 30 thousand additional troops will be deployed to Afghanistan.

He made the announcement last night from West Point, New York, and some local Zanesville residents are shaking their heads, saying they don't agree with his decision.

"Frankly, I think they've been over there for too long, and I think the family wouldn't mind seeing them come home, " says Zanesville resident James Morrison.

Zanesville resident Linda Zemba has a...

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