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OKG Newsletter

Topic: afghanistan

Spaghetti dinner to benefit wounded soldier

Slated for July 16 in Guthrie

Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski
Local hero Sgt. Rusty Dunagan was struck by an IED while on patrol in Afghanistan on the morning of Sept. 22, 2010.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Food stamps and munchies

Letters to the Editor

Marty Morelli
This letter concerns Kurt Hochenauer’s Commentary “War on logic” (Aug. 3, Oklahoma Gazette): Hochenauer states that the war on drugs is not working, and that one answer is to legalize them.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rally to protest 10 years in Afghanistan

Set for Oct. 7 downtown.


Carmen Forman
A public rally held by The Peace House and the Oklahoma Center for Conscience will protest the 10-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. 
Thursday, October 6, 2011

New war, new casualties

Back from war in Afghanistan, many Oklahoma veterans are finding a new battleground in civilian life.


Ben Fenwick
World War II: The invasion of Italy at Anzio, a beachhead south of Rome, proved to be one of the grimmest battles fought by Americans. A force of more than 150,000 troops that included Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Division — the Thunderbirds — spent months fighting the Germans for the road to Rome. They suffered some of the worst casualties of the war. By the end, 43,000 Allied troops, nearly a third, were killed or injured.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

You kidding me?

Letters to the Editor

Larry Stem
When I started reading the letter to the editor titled “Hooray for G.W.” (May 8, Oklahoma Gazette) by David Oliver, I thought it some tart satire.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Irony Man


Gazette staff
It was a “good news, bad news” sort of verdict for Bradley Manning, the former U.S. Army private convicted of multiple charges stemming from his release of 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks. While the Crescent native was acquitted of the most serious charge of “aiding the enemy,” a military judge still found him guilty of 20 charges that potentially could mean more than 130 years in prison. Still, an “aiding the enemy” conviction could have meant life in prison, so he’s got that going for him.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Lone Survivor

Peter Berg's Navy SEALs epic reminds us that war is hell while glorifying it, too.


Phil Bacharach
Maybe it really is possible to have your cake and eat it, too. Lone Survivor, a dramatization of a real-life U.S. mission in Afghanistan that went horribly awry, somehow manages to chronicle a massacre of Navy SEALs while simultaneously transforming the experience into a fist-pumping recruitment tool.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bridge to Afghanistan

Author Khaled Hosseini talks about writing, change and the value of the small picture.


Devon Green
Metropolitan Library
Literary Voices

7 p.m., Wednesday, Apr. 9
Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club
7000 NW Grand Blvd.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Soldiers living with PTSD

Soldiers with PTSD have resources available to help them cope with trauma when they’re ready.


Angela Chambers
As a high-ranking female with the Oklahoma National Guard’s field artillery, Sgt. Kristy Fleshman didn’t want to leave fellow women behind.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014