Afghanistan

Army sergeant comes home to Howard Beach
Army sergeant comes home to Howard Beach
South Maggie Hayes 12/09/2013 at 4:34PM

After nine long months deployed to Afghanistan, Sgt. Kristianpeter DiStefano is home in Howard Beach. His arrival back stateside Dec. 6 was delayed two hours after his airplane seat was given away, said Ellen Buonpastore, DiStefano’s mother. “He was dressed in full uniform, and they gave his seat away,” Buonpastore said. But the sergeant was [...]

Firefighter saves lives from Afghanistan to Ozone Park
Firefighter saves lives from Afghanistan to Ozone Park
South Angy Altamirano 3/20/2013 at 10:11AM

On his first day back on the job since returning from Afghanistan, firefighter James Denniston became part of a rescue team that saved four lives from a burning building. In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 16, members of Engine Co. 285 were called to a fire in a three-story building at 110-10 Rockaway [...]

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 9/15/2012 at 1:19AM

Man dies after jumping in front of subway train in Queens A man died Friday after jumping in front of a Queens subway train, sources said. The victim, who was not immediately identified, leaped onto the tracks as an eastbound No. 7 train barreled into the 52nd St. station at Roosevelt Ave. in Woodside about [...]

Ozone Park company launches special cycles to benefit Wounded Warriors
Ozone Park company launches special cycles to benefit Wounded Warriors
News Alexa Altman 4/11/2012 at 11:06AM

When Sergeant Stephen Siwulec returned home from Afghanistan in 2004, he thought his life was over. The soldier, who suffered injuries to his heart, brain, hip and back following a close encounter with an explosive device, assumed his future would consist of days spent on the couch, gaining weight and watching his life deteriorate. Instead, [...]

Army: Eight Charged In Death Of Manhattan Soldier
Army: Eight Charged In Death Of Manhattan Soldier
News Jay Lane 12/21/2011 at 2:03PM

Army: Eight Charged In Death Of Manhattan Soldier The U.S. Army says eight of its soldiers are facing charges in connection with the death of a fellow soldier in Afghanistan. Private Danny Chen, 19, died in October. The exact cause of death has not been released. The Army has said he died of non-combat-related injuries. [...]