Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines

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> US, Afghan troops gather for Thanksgiving Day meal at governor’s compound
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us-afghan-troops-gather-for-thanksgiving-day-meal-at-governor-s-compound-1.198099?localLinksEnabled=false
> Few of the soldiers at Kandahar City, Afghanistan, thought much about making history as they gathered for the first-ever Thanksgiving Day feast at the Kandahar governor’s provincial compound, the former home of Taliban founder Mullah Omar. >
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> 172nd dedicates memorial to 19 who died in Iraq, Afghanistan
> http://www.stripes.com/news/172nd-dedicates-memorial-to-19-who-died-in-iraq-afghanistan-1.198116?localLinksEnabled=false
> The 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade will soon be gone, a casualty of Army transformation. But before the brigade completes its inactivation in October 2013 and its soldiers depart Grafenwöhr and Schweinfurt, Germany, for other assignments, troops from the unit are making sure that those who made the ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. >
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> Pacific allies set their sights on drone development
> http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific-allies-set-their-sights-on-drone-development-1.198139?localLinksEnabled=false
> With the U.S. military’s increased reliance on unmanned aircraft, it was just a matter of time before allies South Korea and Japan saw the potential benefits, too. >
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> Women in Arlington gesture controversy lose their jobs
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/women-in-arlington-gesture-controversy-lose-their-jobs-1.198097?localLinksEnabled=false
> The Facebook photograph of a woman making an obscene gesture at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia has cost the two employees who are responsible for it their jobs. >
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> WWII fighter pilot watches F-35, says its all about the engine
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/wwii-fighter-pilot-watches-f-35-says-its-all-about-the-engine-1.198094?localLinksEnabled=false
> Lt. Col. Herbert Burton, a 94-year-old World War II veteran, stood on the flight line at Eglin Air Force Base Wednesday morning and watched the military’s newest stealth fighter jet zoom down the runway. >
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> Vet who contracted Hepatitis C wins malpractice suit against Miami VA hospital
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/vet-who-contracted-hepatitis-c-wins-malpractice-suit-against-miami-va-hospital-1.198123?localLinksEnabled=false
> A failure by Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center staff to properly clean colonoscopy equipment likely infected a patient with hepatitis C, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. >
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> Texas college students’ old essays cast light on reaction to JFK’s assassination
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/texas-college-students-old-essays-cast-light-on-reaction-to-jfk-s-assassination-1.198093?localLinksEnabled=false
> Freshmen and sophomores in Duane Keilstrup’s classes at what is now the University of Texas at Arlington sat at their desks a few days after one of the darkest moments in American history and wrote down their thoughts. Some of the essays started off almost like news dispatches. >
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> Drill sergeant, company commander failed to report sexual assault allegations at Fort Jackson
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/drill-sergeant-company-commander-failed-to-report-sexual-assault-allegations-at-fort-jackson-1.198071?localLinksEnabled=false
> In the wake of a Fort Jackson drill sergeant’s sexual assault charges, investigators have determined that a second drill sergeant had threatened one of the victims after she came forward and that a company commander had failed to report the accusations to military police. >
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> Gulf War veteran reclaims his life despite brain injury
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/gulf-war-veteran-reclaims-his-life-despite-brain-injury-1.198074?localLinksEnabled=false
> Rick Peralta had it all mapped out. He joined the Marines not only to serve his country, but also with the plan of coming home with the experience that would help him become a police officer. More than two decades later, he’ll tell you that it has taken a bit longer than expected to achieve his goals. >
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> Dependence on paid informant in terrorism case may aid defense
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/dependence-on-paid-informant-in-terrorism-case-may-aid-defense-1.198092?localLinksEnabled=false
> Federal agents’ use of a paid informant to ensnare four Southern Californians plotting to join Al Qaeda is expected to be a focus of their defense against federal terrorism charges, allegations that continue to mystify family, friends and local Muslim leaders. >
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> Staff sergeant receives reprimand, reduction in rank in Danny Chen suicide case
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/staff-sergeant-receives-reprimand-reduction-in-rank-in-danny-chen-suicide-case-1.198087?localLinksEnabled=false
> Staff Sgt. Andrew J. VanBockel will be demoted, reprimanded and forced to perform hard labor for his role in the hazing of Pvt. Danny Chen. VanBockel, 27, of Aberdeen, S.D., was sentenced Wednesday after a jury deliberated for about an hour and a half before deciding he should be rebuked, lose two ranks and perform 60 days of hard labor. >
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> Wounded soldier works to help military families have a merry Christmas
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/wounded-soldier-works-to-help-military-families-have-a-merry-christmas-1.198085?localLinksEnabled=false
> Rich and Tonya Watson are looking for a few good gifts. The couple’s non-profit enterprise, Christmas for Heroes, is collecting Christmas presents for wounded soldiers and their families attached to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska. >
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> USS Michael Murphy, Navy’s newest destroyer, arrives in Hawaii
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/uss-michael-murphy-navy-s-newest-destroyer-arrives-in-hawaii-1.198120?localLinksEnabled=false
> More than 30 SEALs, several hundred family members and other sailors, hula dancers and a brass band greeted the Navy’s newest destroyer, the USS Michael Murphy, as it arrived at its new home port at Pearl Harbor Wednesday morning. >
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> West Virginia veteran’s killer gets life
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/west-virginia-veteran-s-killer-gets-life-1.198095?localLinksEnabled=false
> Jeron Hawkins will one day be eligible for parole, a jury decided Wednesday. The same jury had convicted Hawkins, 19, of first-degree murder Friday for the shooting death of 28-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Lucas Lee in Morgantown, W. Va., in September 2011. >
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> Project provides living memorial to Civil War soldiers from both sides
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/project-provides-living-memorial-to-civil-war-soldiers-from-both-sides-1.198083?localLinksEnabled=false
> What better way to symbolize a life than with a green, growing tree that will outlive us all? In this case, we’re talking about 620,000 trees–one for every soldier, South and North, who died during the most tragic time in American history.

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