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Iraq War

  • In this episode of Inside Appalachia, you’ll hear the story of Iraq War veteran Mark Combs. He left Appalachia to become a comedian, trying his luck first in California, then in Colorado. Along the way, homesickness hit Combs especially hard. His story is part of our reporting projec "The Struggle To Stay," which has won national awards.
  • Less than one percent of the population of the United States currently serve in the military and less than 10 percent are veterans. On this Veterans Day, when Americans honor those who have served, a decorated war hero said he would like to see military veterans recognized for their service every day of the year.U.S. Army Captain (Ret.) James McCormick, from Mason County, West Virginia, was awarded three Bronze Stars and a Silver Star along with three Purple Hearts for his service in Iraq. He is currently the vice commander of the National Order of the Purple Heart.
  • On March 23, 2003, Private Jessica Lynch of Wirt County was captured by Iraqi forces. Soon, Lynch would be a household name throughout the nation.Two…
  • Hey, it’s Independence Day - the official birth of our nation! Watching fireworks on July 4th may be as close as some of us get to expressing a shared…
  • We’re at the end of graduation season. Over the past few weeks, young grads donned in hard-earned caps and gowns, have gathered on college greens to pose…