POW/MIA agency: Arizona Marine killed in Korea identified
LAVEEN, Ariz. (AP) — The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of an Arizona serviceman killed during the Korean War have been identified.
Korean War soldier’s remains to be buried in Kentucky
IRVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The remains of an American soldier killed in the Korean War in 1950 will be buried in his Kentucky hometown.
The remains of Army private Robert J. Sipes were identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency last month using DNA, dental records and other evidence. Sipes, of Irvington in western Kentucky, was 19 when he was killed in North Korea during heavy fighting between his 7th Calvary Regiment and the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces.
Peace Corps recruiter makes play for HBCUs, barbershops
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Peace Corps recruiter is making a play for a more diverse volunteer force by targeting historically black colleges and universities — and barbershops.
Iran supreme leader promises to ‘slap’ US, defeat sanctions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says the Islamic Republic will "slap" the United States by defeating new American sanctions targeting the nation.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the comments Thursday in a speech in Tehran before thousands of members of the Basij, an all-volunteer force under Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard.
SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of volunteers kayaked into Seattle's Lake Union to pick up firework debris and other trash following the Independence Day festivities.
The Seattle Times reports the environmental group Puget Soundkeeper organized the Thursday morning cleanup with half the volunteer force on the water and the other half cleaning the shore.
County sheriff considering deal with Arizona Rangers
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster is considering teaming up with the Arizona Rangers to provide more law enforcement for events like the county fair.
Raw: Protest Outside Basij Military Base In Iran
National Guardsmen mobilize to help with hurricane relief
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont National Guard is sending helicopter crews to aid with hurricane relief in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Maj. Gen. Steven Gray praised the National Guardsmen delivering aid in a Friday statement. The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/2xJV777 ) he says the volunteer force is providing aid when it is needed.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Department of Defense says the remains of a 20-year-old Vermont soldier killed in the Korean War in 1951 will be returned to the state for burial.
Army Cpl. George A. Perreault, of Burlington, was reported missing in action on Feb. 13, 1951, following an attack on his unit by the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces in an area known as the Central Corridor in South Korea.