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Planned NYC Parade for Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Moving Ahead, Schumer Says

The parade for Iraq and Afghanistan vets would follow the Canyon of Heroes route in Manhattan.

Richmond Hill »

Afghan Women Writers to Speak at Richmond Hill Library

Novelist Masha Hamilton will also read from her work at the event.

Williamsburg »

Active Military Members to Get Tax Benefit Afforded Vets, State Proposes

Active military members and recent vets have not been receiving the same benefits as other veterans.

New Dorp »

Staten Island Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Awarded 3rd Highest Army Honor

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis was awarded a Silver Star after he died saving a Polish soldier.

New Dorp »

Staten Island Solder Died Saving Polish Colleague, Report Says

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis, 24, was killed in Afghanistan shielding the soldier from a suicide bomber.

Greenpoint »

U.S. Soldier Returns From Afghanistan to 'Hipster Heaven' Home

Dennis Tierney, called "The Hipster" by his unit in Afghanistan, is a minority at home and in the Army.

New Dorp »

Staten Island Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis, 24, was killed on Aug. 28, 2013.

Chinatown »

Platoon Leader Dismissed from Army for Hazing Death of Pvt. Danny Chen

Lt. Daniel L. Schwartz was scheduled to be the last of eight soldiers to go on trial for hazing.

Williamsburg »

City Removes Veteran's War Protest Art From McCarren Park

The city removed a sculpture that Army Veteran Giovanni Gelardi said he erected for deceased military.

Williamsburg »

'Pieta' War Protest Art at McCarren Park Prohibited by City, Officials Say

A uniformed skeleton lies in the Virgin Mary's arms on a Bedford Avenue corner of the park.

Chinatown »

'Ring Leader' Found Guilty in Hazing Death of Pvt. Danny Chen

Sgt. Andrew Vanbockel has been found guilty of hazing that led up to the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen.

Financial District »

Statue Marking Afghanistan Invasion Finds New Home Near World Trade Center

Members of the Green Berets celebrated the rededication of the "horse soldier" statue near the WTC PATH.

Chinatown »

Advocates Outraged at 'Light Sentence' for Soldier in Pvt. Danny Chen Trial

Staff Sgt. Blaine Dugas was sentenced to three months in a military prison but will remain in the Army.

Chinatown »

Sergeant Pleads Not Guilty in Pvt. Danny Chen's Suicide Case

Staff Sgt. Blaine Dugas pleaded not guilty to dereliction of duty for allowing the abuse.

Chinatown »

Sergeant Standing Trial in Army Pvt. Danny Chen's Suicide Case

Staff Sgt. Blaine Dugas is accused of failing to prevent the hazing of the Chinatown native.

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