American Heroes Press Top Stories June 18, 2010

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Fallen Airmen Laid to Rest After 38 Years

Unidentified remains of 14 fallen Air Force AC-130 gunship crewmembers were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery here yesterday, nearly 40 years after their aircraft was shot down over southern Laos.

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Deployed for Father’s Day: Five Perspectives

As Americans celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, thousands of military fathers will be deployed thousands of miles from their families. Five servicemembers shared their Father’s Day memories and personal perspectives about what it means to be a military father serving in wartime.

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CWID tests latest in communications for warfighters

Airmen and Soldiers brought their experience from Afghanistan and Iraq to test the latest communications systems in the Colorado Springs portion of the joint Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration on June 16.

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Deployed Soldiers Return in Time for Father’s Day

Army Sgt. 1st Class Roland Lueras left for a year-long deployment to Iraq on Father’s Day last year, missing his family’s usual gift-giving celebrations. But this weekend, it will be his 8-year-old son, Austin, who will receive the special gift: his father. Lueras is one of about 80 Army National Guard soldiers with the 203rd Military Police Battalion based in Athens, Ala., returning home tomorrow, just in time for Father’s Day.

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Flags lowered to half-staff in Wisconsin Sunday for Army Lt. Col. Paul Bartz

Flags at Wisconsin National Guard armories, air bases and other facilities across the state will fly at half-staff Sunday, June 20 in honor of U.S. Army Lt. Col. Paul Bartz, a Waterloo native, who lost his life while serving his country in Operation Enduring Freedom. The Guard will render these honors in accordance with an executive order issued by Gov. Jim Doyle.

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Children Inspire Father to Serve

The newest flight surgeon in the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Medical Group only just recently joined the military, but his family is very familiar with military life.  Air Force Maj. (Dr.) Glenn Harden entered military service for the first time at age 56. His swearing-in ceremony took place with members of his family present at the 185th Air Refueling Wing here May 1.

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