HAWTHORNE — A soldier who had both legs amputated after a June mortar attack in Afghanistan received a rousing welcome from friends and family Saturday in his hometown of Hawthorne.
Nicholas Moody, of Reno, has spent seven weeks in an Abu Dhabi prison after airport officials found a sling, a cleaning kit, a pistol grip, a buttstock, a front grip and a wrench in his bags.
Senior Airman Michael J. Buras was no stranger to roadside bomb blasts.
An airman remembers Capt. David Wisniewski during a service Thursday inside the Thunderbirds hangar at Nellis Air Force Base. Wisniewski died July 2 from injuries after his helicopter crashed amid hostile fire June 9 in Afghanistan.