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Hundreds Gather To Mourn Lodi Man Shot And Killed By Police

Hundreds of people gathered at a Sikh temple in Lodi to mourn and demand answers in the death of an Army veteran who was shot and killed by local police.

02/01/2014

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Texas And Army Coaching Searches On Different Levels With Same Goal, Restore Pride

Army will never be a dominant force in college football the way Texas can be, but both programs have a special place in college football’s history. Seeing them each reach their expectations is capable if the right coach is brought in.

12/18/2013

Al Roehr was captured by the Nazis  during WWII. (Credit: CBS13)

90-Year-Old Veteran Of WWII, Korea Reflects On Service, Nazi Capture

CBS13 spoke to a real, local American hero who reflected on his military service during WWII and talked about his family that’s still working to protect our country. Al Roehr was just a teenager when he volunteered for world war two, later becoming a prisoner of war and a recipient of the bronze star. He says he was just 18 in 1943 when he volunteered to take on the Nazis. At the time, Germany was getting pounded by the US and its allies, and Roehr was in the 513th Parachute Infantry. He says he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“Well it was new for me because I’d never been in an airplane before,” said Roehr.

His unit’s mission was to travel behind enemy lines and sniff out Nazis.

“We were attacking the Germans in a mountainous, hilly forest,” he said.

11/11/2013

U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.

09/29/2012

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Soldier Accused Of Killing Stockton Soldier In Iraq Has First Court Hearing

A Fort Stewart soldier is facing his first court hearing on charges that he killed two men in his Army infantry unit and wounded another in Iraq last fall.

09/12/2011