January 27, 1991 |
Off they slogged into the mud, captains and lieutenants playing the part of an Army battalion and looking little different from a high-school football team at midweek practice, pacing off a play they hoped to use in the big game. "This is not going to be easy to do," warned Lt. Col. Stephen Smith, a battalion commander ankle deep in muck Thursday morning as he walked his soldiers step-by-step through the fundamentals of a night-time operation.
July 11, 1987 |
Unlike Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, they do not wear uniforms with military decorations, but several members of the congressional committees investigating the Iran- contra affair have won awards for war duty. During Wednesday's questioning of North, Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii), chairman of the Senate committee investigating the scandal, wore on his lapel a small insignia of the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest award for valor.
December 19, 1998 |
Gen. Hamilton Hawkins Howze, whose military career began with the horse cavalry and ended in the Vietnam era of helicopter warfare--which he pioneered--died Dec. 8 in Fort Worth. He was 89. Considered the father of air cavalry, Howze led a military panel, the Howze Board, that issued a landmark 1962 report on expanding the use of helicopters in the Army.
June 18, 2004 |
The U.S. Army has filed murder charges against a Task Force 1st Armored Division soldier who is accused of killing the driver of a vehicle after a high-speed chase in south-central Iraq last month, the military announced Thursday. The incident was thought to be the first in which a soldier was charged with murder in Iraq. The soldier, a commissioned officer whose name and rank were not released, faces an Article 32 investigation, similar to a civilian court grand jury proceeding.
July 21, 2005 |
A military judge allowed prosecutors to drop murder charges against an Army sergeant accused in the deaths of two soldiers, but sentenced the man Wednesday to 12 years in prison on drug charges. Sgt. Eric Colvin, 24, had agreed to plead guilty to three drug charges and testify against another defendant in exchange for having murder and conspiracy counts dropped. His testimony led to the conviction last month of Sgt. Aaron Stanley on two counts of premeditated murder.
December 22, 2003 |
The American soldier, who bears the duty of "living with and dying for a country's most fateful decisions," was named Sunday as Time magazine's Person of the Year. The choice represents the 1.4 million men and women who make up the U.S. military, which led the invasion of Iraq nine months ago and this month captured deposed leader Saddam Hussein. About 130,000 U.S. troops remain in Iraq.
December 4, 1995 |
Selim Beslagic, the mayor of Tuzla, is a hopeful man. With 20,000 U.S. troops about to descend on his city on a peacekeeping mission, Beslagic anticipates jobs for his weary people, repairs for his battered roads and schools, and business for the idle cafes and restaurants of Tuzla. But he also worries about prostitution, drugs, AIDS and other trouble that could come with this American invasion.
October 21, 2003 |
Adil abd al Karim al Kawwaz was driving home from his in-laws' house in Baghdad one night in August with his wife and four kids. It was dark, and he couldn't see the American soldiers from the 1st Armored Division operating a checkpoint with armored vehicles and heavy-caliber guns. No signs or lights were visible, and he did not understand that he was supposed to stop.