Iraq war - Lawrence perspective

Family preparing for wounded soldier’s return home
August 2, 2008
As Sean Humphrey sorted through his son’s personal items Friday, just shipped to Shawnee from Iraq, he was reminded of how lucky he was.
Army confirms Iraqi assigned to Fort Riley
July 19, 2008
Army officials have confirmed that an Iraqi native who is suing the U.S. government over delays in his citizenship application is assigned to a division at Fort Riley.
Nursing student earns his degree near the battlefield
KU burn specialist receives his B.S. after treating soldiers, civilians in Iraq
July 9, 2008
The long days and nights Robert Hafner spent in a makeshift hospital in Al Asad, Iraq, tending to patients who had suffered burns was where he needed to be. Heavy gusts of wind would send fine particle dust into what the nurses had hoped would remain a clean room. The nurses lacked the plethora of bandages most burn units possess.
Training for war zone very lifelike
June 6, 2008
In the barren desert that makes up most of Fort Irwin, soldiers train in conditions that are near-mirror images of what they’ll face in war zones like Iraq. But the soldiers aren’t the only ones living on base. In fact, the realistic scenarios they face are thanks to a cast of hundreds. From Hollywood-effects wizards to Iraqi expatriates, Fort Irwin could be the world’s largest live-action movie set. Without the cameras.
Surge leader tells of progress made during deployment to Baghdad
May 8, 2008
Just about six weeks out of his second tour in Iraq, Army Col. Don Farris came to the Dole Institute of Politics on Wednesday to share his recent experiences in Sadr City, a Shiite district in Baghdad.
Family embraces baby Freedom
Father returns home from Iraq in time for birth of eighth child
May 6, 2008
Eight is enough. It’s enough children for Travis and Stacy Cecil. And, for Travis, eight months was long enough - maybe too long - to be in Iraq while his wife was pregnant.
6News video: Soldier makes it back for daughter’s birth
May 5, 2008
It’s a moment he wouldn’t miss: a Lawrence father serving in Iraq made it home just in time to witness the birth of his daughter.
Injured vet accepts Dole honor
Soldier lost 3 limbs during war in Iraq
May 3, 2008
Life’s struggles can turn into the most meaningful life lessons.U.S. Army Sgt. Matt Lammers, 26, had been one of his dad’s “best teachers,” said Gary Lammers, a high school principal in Olathe.
Soldier’s prayers come true
April 26, 2008
For months, the biggest visual representation that Joe Peel’s children had of their father was a three-foot cardboard cutout they called “flat dad.”
6News video: Tonganoxie soldier returns from Iraq
April 25, 2008
The VFW post in Tonganoxie was the site for a local soldier’s homecoming — one that was heartfelt and sincere.
Al-Maliki vows fight ‘to the end’
March 28, 2008
As gun battles raged in the southern port city of Basra, parts of Baghdad and neighboring provinces, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in effect declared war on Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army, saying he’d fight the militia “to the end” and never negotiate.
Veterans on a mission to inform
March 28, 2008
The Iraqi army has its first major test in Basra, where it recently launched an offensive against radical Shia militias, a group of veterans visiting Lawrence on Thursday said.
6News video: Veterans speak at Dole Institute
March 27, 2008
Several Iraq war veterans made their way to Lawrence today, stopping at KU’s Dole Institute of Politics.
Vigil spotlights US casualties in Iraq
March 26, 2008
When the number of U.S. military casualties in Iraq hit 1,000, area activists gathered with their call for peace. They assembled again when the death toll reached 2,000 and 3,000, and they’ve assembled nearly every week in between.
6News video: Candlelight vigil mourns American, Iraqi deaths
March 25, 2008
Lawrence activists gathered this evening to mark a tragic milestone in the U.S. occupation of Iraq.