News

59-Year-Old American Killed in Afghanistan

A 59-year-old U.S. veteran of the Vietnam war has been killed in Afghanistan, becoming the oldest American service member killed in that country since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The Pentagon announced Friday that Army First Sergeant Jose Crisostomo was killed Tuesday when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

Crisostomo was assigned to the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1969 and received the Bronze Star, a medal awarded to U.S. troops for combat valor.

Crisostomo volunteered to return to duty in Afghanistan.

He would have celebrated his 60th birthday later this month.

This forum has been closed.
Comments
     
There are no comments in this forum. Be first and add one

Feature Story

FILE - Immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally stand in line for tickets at the bus station after they were released from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas.

Migrant Issues Close to Home Spur Groups to Take Action

Groups placing water, food in the desert, or aiding detainees after release, have one common goal: no more deaths of migrants crossing illegally into the US More