Twenty-five Connecticut National Guard airmen are returning home from Afghanistan after their unit’s third deployment overseas in the war on terror.
Meriden Marine Frank Wuterich will spend no time in the military brig in his plea deal in his military trial in the death of civilians in Haditha, Iraq, and his pay will not be docked, but the military judge recommended he be reduced in rank to private.
A Meriden Marine faces a maximum of three months confinement, two-thirds forfeiture of pay and a rank demotion to private when he’s sentenced, after pleading guiilty to dereliction of duty in the death of civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha in 2005.
A former squad mate testified at the trial of Meriden Marine Frank Wutercich that he felt the squad did nothing wrong in the Iraqi town of Haditha in 2005, when Marines killed 24 Iraqis, including unarmed women and children.
Connecticut officials on Thursday urged employers to take advantage of new state and federal financial incentives and hire returning veterans, many of whom are having difficulty finding work.
For veterans in the U.S., the unemployment rate is much higher than the national average.
A Fort Stewart soldier is facing his first court hearing on charges that he killed two men in his Army infantry unit and wounded another in Iraq last fall.
By MAZIN YAHYA, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD (AP) _ An American soldier was charged Wednesday with killing two fellow U.S. troops and wounding a third after an argument last month in a former Iraqi insurgent […]
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq has criticized U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman for failing to offer his condolences. Family spokesman Patrick Jacques Jr. said Thursday that Ling Noonan was […]
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut soldier has died while serving in Iraq. The body of Army Pfc. Gebrah Noonan of Watertown was returned to Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Saturday.