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Soldier with Placer County, Newcastle ties killed in Afghanistan

AUBURN CA - The Department of Defense reported Thursday the death on Tuesday of a soldier who has ties to Placer County. Spc. Manuel J. Vasquez, 22, West Sacramento, was killed in ...

Soldier with Placer County ties killed in Afghanistan

AUBURN CA - The Department of Defense reported Thursday the death on Tuesday of a soldier who has ties to Placer County. Spc. Manuel J. Vasquez, 22, West Sacramento, was killed in ...

Auburn Marine comes home to where the heart is

The war in Afghanistan has ended for now for U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Tim Bergenstock of Auburn. He flew back to California last week and was reunited with his family after serving ...

Playground dream comes true for Meadow Vista man killed in Afghanistan

Tom Stefani didn’t live to see a heartfelt goal come true in a battle-torn corner of Afghanistan. Stefani, who grew up in Meadow Vista, was working in Afghanistan for the U.S. g ...

Soldier with Auburn family ties killed in Afghanistan

A month ago, Sgt. Vincent Ashlock was one of the soldiers honored by North Auburn’s Rock Creek Elementary School for service to our country. With the memory of a standing ovatio ...

Fallen soldier from Applegate to be honored with Tahoe National Forest trail dedication

Applegate’s Joshua Hardt died last October serving his country in Afghanistan. Back home, he had loved the Sierra outdoors. On Memorial Day, his country will remember his sacri ...

Playground travels as local's legacy

Even in death, Tom Stefani is still inspiring good deeds. Playground equipment will soon be on its way to Afghanistan to provide a place for local children to play, completing a p ...