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Iraq war - Lawrence perspective

Iraq veteran carefully plans his next steps
Soldier pursuing medical discharge after being wounded in IED blast
April 18, 2010
A printout of X-ray film from last year showing a nail lodged in his left foot and a certificate noting his Bronze Star sit a few feet away from Army Spc. David Conway II, as he leans back in a recliner at his grandparents’ house in east Lawrence.
KU strengthens military programs
August 18, 2009
Adrian Lewis sees it as greatly expanding the toolbox. An Army officer is stationed in Afghanistan and charged with running and rebuilding a small city.
Lawrence soldier injured while fighting in Iraq
July 16, 2009
Army Spc. David Conway II was walking back to his vehicle Sunday afternoon in Sharqat, Iraq.
Group helps wounded veteran compete
May 31, 2009
For athletes who compete in extreme endurance events like the upcoming Ironman 70.3 Kansas, injuries are just another part of the challenge. Strained hamstrings, shin splints and sore backs are just a few of the common ailments these endurance athletes frequently encounter.
Soldier, dog program to appear on ‘Oprah’
May 15, 2009
An Ottawa soldier injured while serving in Iraq will appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” today. Kansas National Guard Sgt. Allen Hill received a traumatic brain injury after an improvised explosive device detonated when he was on patrol with the 731st Transportation Company in Iraq in 2007.
60-year-old Fort Riley major killed in Iraq
May 15, 2009
Another Fort Riley soldier has been killed in Iraq. The Pentagon said Wednesday 60-year-old Maj. Steven Hutchison of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Sunday after a homemade bomb went off near his vehicle in Al Farr, Iraq. Hutchison was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley.
Soldier’s early return makes kids’ day
May 14, 2009
It was Daddy Doughnut Day at Langston Hughes School on Wednesday, and Jaida Hammond thought her father wouldn’t be there. He was on his way home for leave from Iraq. Or so she thought.
Partnership between KU, Army helps revitalize injured soldiers
May 13, 2009
As a co-pilot gunner in a Kiowa helicopter high above an area near Kirkuk, Iraq, Ari Jean-Baptiste remembered the look of surprise in his pilot’s eyes. They had just finished supporting an infantry platoon and were headed to support a convoy, when an engine malfunctioned and forced the two into a controlled crash landing.
Discussions link Lawrence, Iraq
April 6, 2009
Iraq is making improvements in more areas than just security as it develops as a democracy, U.S. and Iraqi generals and diplomats in Baghdad told a Lawrence audience on Sunday. “The Iraqi government is working very hard to improve security and also the level of life,” said Ali Aldabbagh, spokesman for the Iraqi government.
Video documentary about Lawrence veteran who opposes the war to debut
March 31, 2009
A short video documentary about a Lawrence Army veteran who spoke out against the War in Iraq will make its debut Wednesday.
Dole events examine ‘Iraq: What Next?’
March 31, 2009
The Dole Institute of Politics will host an event linking Lawrence and Baghdad on Sunday. The two-part “Iraq: What Next?” event will hook up participants from Lawrence with people in Baghdad by video teleconference.
Iraq peace vigil changes location
March 12, 2009
The Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice is moving its Saturday peace vigil to a new downtown location. The organization has conducted the vigil outside the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., since September 2002 in response to talk of war with Iraq. It has continued to meet there from noon to 1 p.m. in protest of the war.
As lawmaker is deployed to Iraq, her former opponent will fill her House seat
February 24, 2009
A newly elected state lawmaker from Leavenworth who has been called to active duty in Iraq will be replaced in the Kansas Legislature by her former opponent.
Gift-giver, adopted troops boost each other’s spirits
December 27, 2008
When Vicki Brown started shipping care packages to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, she never expected to get so much in return. Five years and countless postmarked boxes later, Brown has piles of thank-you notes, Christmas cards, photos, shawls, an American flag and even a sonogram.
Hunts help heal wounded warriors
December 26, 2008
It might be thought that a highly decorated Army staff sergeant who served two tours in Iraq would not need a boost in confidence, but Shilo Harris got just that with a hunting trip in Linwood.

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