Stories tagged with: Soldier

March 14, 2015 - 5:00pm
47 weeks 9 hours ago

 A local soldier returned to Tom's Ice Cream Bowl Today.

Not for the ice cream but to surprise his mom who works there. United States Marine Corps artillery gunman Corporal Harley Wilson was excited to be back after serving abroad for over nine months. He says surprising his mom was the first thing he wanted to do.

"When I first saw her, her eyes just glazed over and I was just like "yeah i got her" and she was just so happy," said Corporal Harley Wilson...

April 26, 2011 - 12:41pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that a soldier from Licking County has died.

Officials say Army Sgt. 1st Class Bradley Hughes of Newark died Sunday during a non-combat incident in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan.

The 41-year-old Hughes was assigned to the 528th Sustainment Brigade in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

No other information was released.

November 19, 2010 - 4:55pm
5 years 11 weeks ago

A local third grader is receiving a very special surprise.

Eight-year-old Emily Elswick had no idea that her father who has been serving in Afghanistan for the past year, would be showing up at her elementary school on Friday to greet her. She thought he was going to be coming home later in the evening.

"Well it wasn't suppose to be this large, we were just going to sneak into her classroom and surprise her," said Emily's father Ron Elswick.

When teachers at...

July 23, 2010 - 2:37pm
5 years 28 weeks ago

A 24-year-old soldier from Newark has been killed in Iraq.

The Department of Defense announced 1st Lt. Michael L. Runyan died Wednesday. They say he was killed when insurgents attacked his convoy vehicle with a bomb in Muqdadiyah.

He was based in Hawaii and assigned to the 52nd Infantry, 2nd Stryker Brigade. The brigade just arrived in Iraq this month.

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