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Birdie helps Retief Goosen qualify for the British Open

...Chad Pfeifer turned to golf as part of his recovery and healing after he lost his left leg above the knee while serving in Iraq. It has taken him one step below the PGA Tour.Pfeifer, a retired Army corporal and Idaho native, has been given a sponsor's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-06-30/birdie-helps-retief-goosen-q
Augusta Tech offers troops, veterans space of their own

...wounds he endured while serving from 2002 to 2010 during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.For the first month, he had difficulty...served in the Army from 1986 to 2011, including two tours in Iraq, as a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear analyst...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-06-24/augusta-tech-offers-troop
Remove Confederate flags

...men and women have fought in wars since then ? World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? We do them great dishonor by giving honor to a flag that would have divided this great country.I am calling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-28/remove-confederate-flags
Veteran's daughter turns pain over suicide into mission to help

...gunshot wound Oct. 20, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq."Then one day, my mom and I had a long...Month. One in five veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is diagnosed with it...of Fort Stewart.While on deployment in Iraq, the battalion lost several soldiers and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-14/veterans-daughter-turns-pain
Islamic State suicide bombs kill at least 17 troops in Iraq's contested Anbar province

...used a sandstorm that engulfed most of Iraq to launch the deadly wave of bombings late...prevent Palmyra in Syria or Anbar province in Iraq from falling into their hands, he said...illusion," al-Moallem added.He said Iraq and Syria were fighting the same battle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-27/islamic-state-suicide-bombs-kill-le
Swap aid with diplomacy

...Shia Muslims generally live together in peace. Even recently in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, they got along. However, today, in...a reason still unclear, rolled that grenade into Saddam's Iraq to remove him, and the Middle East has since been terribly unstable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-17/swap-aid-diplomacy
Rants & Raves

...benefits. This smacks of politics, religion and at the very least ignorance. The vets who fought in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, are being unfairly vilified. Who is to say how any vet is going to respond to war? Who truly knows the residual effects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-14/rants-raves
New commander this week for Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District

...Russell and Thurmond lakes and dams; and environmental and regulatory permits for Georgia.Griffin has deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo, according to the news release. He graduated from the United States Military Academy where he was also an instructor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-15/new-commander-week-army-corp
Soft on strategy

...he once mocked as terrorism's "JV" team ? at the feet of leaders at the Pentagon and his anti-ISIS coalition, namely Iraq.The buck-passing is deplorable.When it comes to the Pentagon, Obama appears to have forgotten "commander in chief" is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-17/soft-strategy
Fort Gordon honors Vietnam vets with welcome home ceremony

...90 degrees.Vietnam veterans, despite the lack of respect they were shown, have been central to welcoming home troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, Baker said."In doing so, our Vietnam veterans have taught all Americans one of the key lessons from the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-19/fort-gordon-honors-vietnam-ve