Saturday Dec 24 2011
Series honors those who’ve served, fallen during war
By: Journal Staff report
Survivors featured in week-long project
The Auburn Journal launches today a series of stories honoring those who’ve served our country. We’ll start with how our community helps those who have fought and returned from war. This coming week we’ll publish profiles that feature local soldiers killed in combat. Their stories will be told through their loved ones who keep the memory of their solider alive. We’ll round out the package with compelling photos and videos, which will be available online. Later this week, we’ll be at the Sacramento International Airport to witness the homecoming of a Foresthill soldier, who is in one of the last deployments to come home from Iraq. In the course of putting this series together, survivors have been gracious in sharing details about their fallen family member. The series is planned to last this week, yet remembering those who have fought for our country doesn’t come to an end. We’ve obtained records from the California National Guard to contact some of those featured this week. Sierra College journalism students have aided in obtaining information about fallen solider survivors. However, we acknowledge that there are others we may have missed. If you have lost of a loved one in combat, or know of someone who has, let us know. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll continue to publish features on community members on an ongoing basis.