U.S. Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver is currently back home in Greenville, spending a 17-day leave that includes the Independence Day weekend thanks to an unexpected assist.
The 20-year-old soldier flew home June 21 to heartwarmingly -- and unsuspectingly for his mother -- see his parents, Deann and Gary Oliver, at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. He arrived with a welcoming reception from Blue St
Editor's Note: This post has been updated to reflect that 30 American troops were killed in the attack, rather than 31, as initially reported.
Taliban insurgents shot down an American military helicopter in Afghanistan Saturday, killing 30 American troops, 7 Afghan commandos, and an interpreter multiple news outlets are reporting.
On Monday, Americans will celebrate Memorial Day in a variety of ways including a traditional favorite -- family reunions!
Memorial Day is a time to salute and honor all the military men and women, past and present, who have bravely served to protect our country and its freedoms.
Today, take a moment to observe the life and dedication of a fallen, local soldier named Private First Class, Thomas Al