| Oct 18, 2012
| 11:15 AM
I salute The Sun and its writers for their most comprehensive and informative editorial, "Honest accounting needed," (Oct. 12) and for bringing the Benghazi attack and its aftermath to the attention of your thousands and thousands of readers.
| Jun 19, 2012
| 1:19 PM
The recent crash of a $176 million Navy drone in a Chesapeake Bay marsh highlights a number of brewing issues over the domestic use of this new technology. Over the past decade, since the United States' invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and framed by the...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 8:59 PM
A Marine from Laurel was killed Friday in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Saturday night.
Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III, 21, died in combat in Helmand province, the Pentagon said.
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 6:06 PM
The remains of Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III, 21, of Laurel, who was known by some of his Marine comrades as "Gino Bambino," were scheduled to arrive at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del., shortly before noon Monday, according to a family friend.
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:04 PM
"Pops, when I come home, Natty Bohs and crabs?" Lance Cpl. Eugene C. "Gene" Mills III asked his father, Gene Mills II, during an impromptu phone call early last week, about a month before the younger man was due to return home to Laurel from Afghanistan....
| Jun 29, 2012
| 2:25 PM
It wasn't until my husband held our son Aaron for the first time that I realized I'd been holding my breath — for months.
In August, Judah had hugged me, 20-something-weeks' pregnant, and our 3-year-old goodbye before leaving for a tour in...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 7:26 AM
The reality of the war in Afghanistan hit home this past week when we learned of West Laurel's Marine Lance Corp. Eugene "Gene" Mills III was killed in combat on June 22. Shock and disbelief resonated throughout the community as the news traveled fast....
| Jul 2, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Funeral services for Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III are scheduled for Tuesday, July 3 at 11 a.m. at Grace Community Church, 8200 Old Columbia Pike, in Fulton. The 21-year-old Laurel resident was killed in Afghanistan June 22.
Mills, known as "Little...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:26 AM
"Where do we go from here?" Eugene Mills II, father of 21-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Eugene Mills III, said as he addressed hundreds of mourners at his son's funeral service at Grace Community Church on Tuesday.
Mills, who was scheduled to return home...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 7:09 PM
Army Sgt. Justin Haggerty was 7,000 miles away from his wife and daughter last Fourth of July — with his canine partner, HHelotes, in Afghanistan, searching for explosives and helping to protect a U.S. Special Forces group from the enemy.
| May 4, 2012
| 9:45 AM
No doubt millions of Americans will regard it as great that 10 years after the start of our involvement in Afghanistan and one year after the elimination of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama signed the accord with President Hamid Karzai affirming...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 1:32 PM
The hulking old tanks, left to rust when Soviet forces pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, still packed a threat when Albert Whittington arrived.
Whittington, an ordnance and explosives specialist with the Baltimore district of the Army Corps of...