Afghanistan

Epic mountain climb a personal, patriotic quest for Meadow Vistan

    America has its challenges, so what’s a lone American to do? For 22-year-old Meadow Vistan Taylor Stanton, one man’s gesture of patriotism this past Su ...

Deployed Colfax father and son reunite overseas for holidays

In the season of giving this year, two Colfax soldiers – a father and son – deployed to Afghanistan received a rare gift: the opportunity to spend Christmas together on ...

Nation needs Mitt Romney

I had to laugh at Kent Campbell’s letter on Wednesday, May 2 (“Voting for the seasoned one”). He acts like he made up his mind to vote for Obama because Dick Chen ...

Enough with ‘cannon fodder’

The hawks, who are always pushing for war, should take note of 38-year-old Robert Bales and the tragedy in Afghanistan. Enough is enough! This young man is somebody’s son, husban ...

Withdraw from Afghanistan

Thank you for publishing stories about the tragic killing of Afghan civilians this week. The soldier who allegedly committed these killings is another victim of a failed U.S. war p ...

Bring our US soldiers home

If there has ever been a time to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, that time is now! When Qurans were accidently burned, riots broke out. Six American soldiers were killed by A ...

Some would mistreat women

It is a shame how, in this day and age, women are regarded by leaders of the world in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and The Republican Party. PATRICK R. LITTLE, Auburn

A Gold Star mother never forgets

The holidays are a busy time for Deborah Getz, but not because she’s celebrating. Instead, Getz spends the weeks after Thanksgiving organizing an annual toy drive for hundre ...

Boys & Girls Club members show soldier ‘random kindness’

United States Army member Jason Content, an E4 Specialist, visited the Boys & Girls Club in Auburn on Monday by invitation of the children and was presented with a Random Acts of C ...

Vote out that poser Obama

Re: “Obama gets things done,” (Reader Input, Oct. 31). As usual, Ron Lowe is way off base with his assessment of Obama’s effectiveness as a leader. For starters, Guantanamo i ...