A sailor from Pueblo is awarded the Purple Heart. Brandon Bernal, 26, was given the Purple Heart this past Friday.
He was assigned to a naval mobile construction battalion when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. That happened back in August of 2010 in Afghanistan. He received... more »
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - With the thunderous crack of a freight train slamming into a parade float, instinct kicked in for Sudip Bose. A front-line physician in Iraq, Bose and other veterans instantly tended to the injured after the train traveling more than 60 mph in West Texas crashed into... more »
Family and friends are honoring the life of a Fort Carson soldier. A memorial was held Monday on the Mountain Post for 26-year-old Staff Sergeant Christopher Brown, who was on his 4th tour of duty when he was killed April 3rd in Afghanistan.
SSgt Brown was part of the... more »
Fort Carson has a new Purple Heart recipient.
Friends and family came to McMahon Theater on the Mountain Post to watch the award be pinned on the chest of Specialist Robert Hunt.
Hunt, serving as a combat medic with D Company, 2-27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, was injured... more »
Fort Carson Spc. Robert Hunt will receive the purple heart in a ceremony Friday. Hunt, a medic, was injured in Iraq when his vehicle was hit by an armor-piercing, rocket-propelled grenade. Although he was wounded, Spc. Hunt provided aid to the injured crew.
Brig. Gen. Gary Cheek, commander of... more »
A Fort Carson soldier from Aurora who died of wounds he suffered when a bomb exploded near his vehicle in Afghanistan was one of three soldiers personally awarded a Purple Heart by President Barack Obama. Twenty-four-year-old Sean M. Durkin died Friday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. Maj.... more »
The Army says three Fort Carson soldiers wounded in Afghanistan were awarded the Purple Heart during President Barack Obama's visit to Kabul last weekend. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Friday that Obama gave the soldiers the medals a day after they were attacked March 27 in a roadside bombing. The... more »
A federal law against lying about military medals is facing First Amendment challenges in Colorado and California.
Lawyers in both cases have made similar arguments against the Stolen Valor Act, saying that lying is protected by the First Amendment unless it does real harm.
In California, a judge... more »