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Military: civilian cargo aircraft crashes in Iraq

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A cargo plane chartered by FedEx crashed Thursday west of Baghdad after reporting a malfunction, the U.S. military said. It ruled out hostile fire and said the crew was presumed dead.

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Sen. Roberts Comments on Veterans Day

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Senator Pat Roberts, a former Marine who served during the Korean War era, commented on the importance of Veterans Day by saying they deserve our "unqualified gratitude."

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WU Hosts Veterans Memorial

Updated: 11/18/2008 - For the 22nd year in a row, Washburn University honored veterans with a ceremony. This year, the events were held indoors.

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All Veterans Memorial Holds Ceremony

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Topeka's Great Overland Station hosted a Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday. Lt. Col. Roger Aeschliman of the Kansas Army National Guard spoke to those attending.

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Little Apple Shows Gratitude to Veterans

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Flint Hills Veterans Coalition/ Manhattan hosted its Veterans Day Celebration without the parade this year due to inclement weather. The festivities did carry on with a breakfast, commemorative program and recognition banquet.

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Gray County World Warr II Veterans Record Memories

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Nearly 40 World War II Veterans in Gray County have already recorded their memories as part of an oral history project. It's being house in the Gray County Courthouse's Veterans Memorial Resource Center.

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Emporia Celebrates Veterans Day

Updated: 11/18/2008 - It's the birthplace of Veterans Day and after 51 years Emporia still rolls out the red carpet for all Veterans.

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Veterans Day at Hope Street Academy

Updated: 11/18/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - Students at Hope Street Academy observed Veterans Day by listening to first-hand accounts from soldiers who served in Iraq.

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Missing Marine Finally Comes Home

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Marine Lance Corporal Kurt LaPlant was in a helicopter shot down by enemy fire in Vietnam 40 years ago. The military finally positively identified his remains.

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Soldiers/ Veterans Highlighted in Manhattan Parade

Posted: 11/10/2008 - More than 1,000 Soldiers will march in the Veterans Day parade in Manhattan Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. This year's grand marshal is Brig. Gen Perry Wiggins, commanding general, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley.

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New Iraq Pact Rules Out US Troops Past 2011

Posted: 11/10/2008 - The proposed U.S.-Iraqi security pact removes language authorizing Iraq to ask U.S. soldiers to stay beyond 2011 and bans cross-border attacks from Iraqi soil, according to a copy of the draft obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

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WWII Evac Hospital from KU Debuts Tomorrow

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A documentary about the World War II service of the 77th Evacuation Hospital formed at the University of Kansas Medical Center has been completed.

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Missing Vietnam Marine Identified as Kansas Man

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Wednesday that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War -including a Lenexa, Kan. man - have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Veterans Day Events in Topeka, Manhattan

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Our election day edition of "13 News at 4" was actually devoted to area salutes of our Veterans for Veterans Day! Click on here to read about all the events Ralph talked about with his guests Tuesday.

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Military Family Affected By Fire

Posted: 11/02/2008 - The Frederickson family has enough to deal with -- husband and father Bryce is serving in Iraq, while wife Jill is raising their three kids -- without having to worry about a fire that cost Bryce all his personal items in Iraq.

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Fort Riley Retirees to be Honored in Ceremony

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Each month Fort Riley honors Soldiers and civilians who are retiring from active service. This month’s ceremony will be conducted at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 inside King Field House, Building 202.

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U.S. Helicopter Shot Down in Afghanistan

Posted: 10/27/2008 - A U.S. UH-60 helicopter has been shot down in Afghanistan. None of the 10 soldiers on board were killed, U.S. official says. A suicide bomber has killed a U.S. soldier and child in northern Afghanistan.

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13's Stephanie Ramos Prepares for Iraq

Updated: 10/25/2008 - When 13's First LT Stephanie Ramos found out she was being deployed to Iraq this past June, she packed up her things and started training.

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Top US Commander in Iraq Holds Talks in Turkey

Posted: 10/24/2008 - The top U.S. commander in Iraq has held talks in Turkey on cooperation in the fight against Kurdish rebels. Gen. Ray Odierno met Friday with the deputy chief of the Turkish general staff Gen. Hasan Igsiz to discuss U.S.-Turkey military coordination, a U.S. military statement said.

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