Data about military veterans who commit suicide is stark: 22 veterans a day decide to end the lives. The nation’s two wars are also taking a toll on the families of those service members. Telling the stories of those military spouses, parents, sisters and brothers and their struggles with depression, anxiety and suicide is the focus of a new CNN Digital project called “The Uncounted.”
An airman enlisted in the Georgia Air National Guard is being awarded a medal for showing extraordinary leadership in Afghanistan. He will receive the Bronze Start during a ceremony Friday at Robins Air Force Base.
A Flowery Branch councilwoman has returned to her home in suburban Atlanta after being deployed in Afghanistan for six months. She was deployed with the 628th Civil Engineer Flight at Dobbins Air Reserve in Marietta in the middle of her first term.
A funeral service has been set for a soldier from central Georgia who was killed in Afghanistan. A Defense Department statement Wednesday said Spc. Erica P. Alecksen of Eatonton was among six soldiers who were killed in a bombing in Afghanistan.
Spc. Bryant J. Luxmore of New Windsor, Ill., died Sunday when he was on patrol with Afghan security forces near Panjwai and was hit by gunfire. The 25-year-old soldier was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart.
The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that a 24-year-old Marine from Leesburg was killed in Afghanistan May 26. Lance Cpl. Steven G. Sutton died while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.