Menachem Stern, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi from Brooklyn, who was told he couldn’t keep his beard if he became an army chaplain, won his legal battle against the military and will be sworn in on Friday with his facial hair intact, the AP reported. As a member of the Chabad Lubavitch movement of Judaism, Stern, […]
Five years after the death of his son Nicholas in Iraq, Andre Whyte still feels the loss of a young man who was everything a father could have wanted.
American troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year. Since the beginning of the war, 21 soldiers from Brooklyn have died in Iraq. On Veterans Day, we honor those who fell.
This August, nineteen-year-old Ciarra Boyd learned that her friend, Donald, was about to join the Army, and she set out to stop him.
The minute Olsen Hill saw the uniforms at his door, he knew. He had served in the military. No words were necessary. His son, Kevin O. Hill, was dead. He was a 23-year-old soldier from Brooklyn deployed in Afghanistan.