Then-Spc. Troy Tow poses during a patrol of a food market in Afghanistan, June 17, 2011. A month later, Tow was wounded when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He spent months recovering and rehabilitating while a member of the Fort Riley, Kan., Warrior Transition Battalion, and now serves as a squad leader at the very same battalion, where he helps his fellow Soldiers heal. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. Troy Tow)
25 November 2013

A Soldier’s journey from warrior in care to caring for warriors

Four months after deploying to Afghanistan, Sgt. Troy Tow was wounded by an improvised explosive device. He spent months recovering and rehabilitating at the Fort Riley Warrior Transition Battalion, and now serves as a squad leader for the very same battalion, helping his fellow Soldiers heal.

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DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson.
11 October 2013

The Hero Street legacy: family, duty, service

In Silvis, Ill., Second Street — a block-and-a-half-long stretch home to a historically Hispanic-American community — has given the nation more than 100 servicemembers since World War II. That's why it's known as Hero Street.

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On the morning of Oct. 4, 1993, dozens of casualties from the overnight battle were transported to a soccer stadium where the Pakistani army was based. A triage was set up and the critically wounded were airlifted to hospitals located on ships off the Somali coast. In all, Task Force Ranger lost 16 Soldiers and saw 57 wounded during the two-day battle while 2nd Bn., 14th Infantry suffered two dead and 22 wounded.
3 October 2013

Remembering Mogadishu 20 years later

Story by Steve Ghiringhelli, Fort Drum Mountaineer For veterans of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) who served 20 years ago this week in the Battle of Mogadishu, thoughts of bravery, sacrifice, and one of the most paramount tenets of their Soldier’s Creed: “I will never leave a fallen comrade,” sear their memories just as […]

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