iraq

Iraq veteran is valedictorian at York College
Iraq veteran is valedictorian at York College
News Liam La Guerre 6/07/2012 at 1:08PM

While leading a patrol on a well-known supply route in Iraq from Fallujah to Ramadi, Marine Tony Wan spotted a slight disturbance on the path. Following his training to question his suspicions, he drove closer. When he realized it was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) it was too late, and before he could turn back and [...]

Thugs out for Blue blood
Thugs out for Blue blood
News Jay Lane 12/22/2011 at 4:09PM

Thugs out for Blue blood Two sharp-eyed Brooklyn cops yesterday thwarted a drug-and-cash heist by nine heavily armed robbers dead-set on blowing away any cops who showed up — just as in the drug-related home invasion that killed Officer Peter Figoski, The Post has learned. The robbery crew was targeting a heroin dealer in East [...]

Queens killer who tore out woman’s heart and lungs gets sentenced up to 29 years
Queens killer who tore out woman’s heart and lungs gets sentenced up to 29 years
News Jay Lane 12/22/2011 at 9:34AM

Queens killer who tore out woman’s heart and lungs gets sentenced up to 29 years A depraved killer who beat and choked a Queens woman to death before carving out her heart and lungs was sentenced to up to 29 years in prison Wednesday. Huang Chen, dressed in a lime-green jail jumpsuit, turned down Queens Supreme [...]

Celebrate the end of the Iraq War
Letters Queens Courier Staff 12/16/2011 at 1:34PM

In January 2009, President Barack Obama took office with 142,000 U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. Today, there are zero. Our combat mission in Iraq has ended and the Iraqi people now have full responsibility for the security of their nation. Obama has kept his word and brought the war in Iraq to a responsible end. [...]

War in Iraq officially over
War in Iraq officially over
News Jay Lane 12/15/2011 at 9:03AM

War in Iraq officially over After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq — a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy. Panetta stepped [...]