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...still men and women back there in Afghanistan and Iraq that are fighting for liberty's cause," said U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class David Strong who was the guest speaker at the Soldotna ceremony. To the right of the speaker's platform at the...

...was last believed to have lived according to records, former neighbors said he moved out roughly two years ago. Sgt. 1st Class David Haslach, who lives two doors down from Gonzalez's former home, said Gonzalez had been in the U.S. military...
Special Ops Moms

...deployment in Afghanistan. Jordan Delhbom serves as an Air Force ParaRescue and HALO Jumper. Tressler's son, Sgt. 1st Class Adam Tressler was recently discharged from active duty and now serves with the California National Guard Special Forces...
To 'keep his story alive'

...history - they wanted to hear what my grandpa had to say," he said. "It was pretty neat." Lynch, 32, is a Sgt. 1st Class with the Army's 1st Special Forces Group. He said he was able to say goodbye to Frank after being granted emergency...
Letting their guard down

...can compete at that level. It's not about how expensive your car is. It's about how good a driver you are." Sgt. 1st Class Ernie Carrillo, of Juneau has a battery-powered car as a back up to his fuel-burning monster truck. "I wanted...
A soldiers view

...10. As a convoy races by, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Kerr of Kenai stands beside...on the Iraq-Kuwait border, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Kerr extended his enlistment...Above, as a convoy races by, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Kerr of Kenai stands beside...
Gifts from home a hit

...Charlie Weimer, a senior vice president at the bank?s Soldotna branch. In the e-mail Mayor Carey received from Sgt. 1st Class Paul Kerr, the soldier said, ?The wipes came in handy because we had the worst dust storm since we have been here...
Around the Peninsula

...Laying of wreaths at 1 p.m. A rifle salute and taps will be part of the service. The featured speaker will be Sgt. 1st class Will Schwenke with the National Guard. Schwenke served in the Persian Gulf and Iraq. ยท Open house events will...
Ceremonies recognize all who serve that what we?re doing is right. God, family, country there are some things worth dying for,? said Sgt. 1st Class Will Schwenke, a guest speaker at the laying of wreaths ceremony at Leif Hansen Memorial Park. ?... We may not have...
Honoring their sacrifice: Remebering those who serve

...honored America?s fallen and expressed appreciation to those still in military service to America. Guest speaker Sgt. 1st Class Will Schwenke commented, ?In preparing to speak to a gathering like this I was reminded of how fortunate and unworthy...


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