September 3, 2014

Medina
Mostly clear
65°F

Standing tall

Members of Medina’s Ohio Army National Guard unit learned last year they would be deployed to Kuwait. Five citizen-soldiers shared their thoughts about serving their country and their days with family and friends before they said goodbye. This is the last installment in a four-part series. For a multimedia version of this story, visit wp2.medina-gazette.com/2008/01/11/photo-journal/standingtall/ Read More…

The family man

Members of Medina’s Ohio Army National Guard unit learned last year they would be deployed to Kuwait. Five citizen-soldiers shared their thoughts about serving their country and their days with family and friends before they said goodbye. This is the third installment in a four-part series. For a multimedia version of this story, visit wp2.medina-gazette.com/2008/01/10/photo-journal/the-family-man/ Read More…

Brothers in arms

Members of Medina’s Ohio Army National Guard unit learned last year they would be deployed to Kuwait. Five citizen-soldiers shared their thoughts about serving their country and their days with family and friends before they said goodbye. This is the second installment in a four-part series. For a multimedia version of this story, visit wp2.medina-gazette.com/2008/01/09/photo-journal/brothersinarms/ Read More…

Star-spangled soldier

Members of Medina’s Ohio Army National Guard unit learned last year they would be deployed to Kuwait. Five citizen-soldiers shared their thoughts about serving their country and their days with family and friends before they said goodbye. This is the first installment in a four-part series. For a multimedia version of this story, visit wp2.medina-gazette.com/2008/01/08/photo-journal/star-spangled-soldier/ Read More…

A long farewell

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For some soldiers, packing for deployment is a logistical nightmare because the military places certain restrictions on what can be taken. U.S. Army Spc. Damon Lawrence, 20, of Medina, of the Ohio Army National Guard, is permitted a duffel bag and two carry-ons for his flight to Texas. His rucksack and personal trunk will be Read More…