Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:00 am
A Lodi man arrested for possession of an improvised explosive
device and other hazardous materials appeared in San Joaquin
Superior Court on Tuesday, where he was released on his own
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 12:00 am
A Lodi man was arrested Sunday for possession of an improvised
explosive devise, also known as an IED, and other dangerous
Army Spc. Javier Tenorio Jr., right, holds up a roadside improvised explosive device that his unit found in Samarra, Iraq. (Courtesy photo)
Greg and Lori Coumas visit the grave of their son, Kyle, in
Wilseyville. Kyle Coumas died in Afghanistan in Oct. 21, 2009, when
the vehicle he was driving was hit by an improvised explosive
Alex Beaton, a member of the 82nd Airborne Division on duty in Baghdad, fires his weapon at an onrushing VBIED, or Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device. (Courtesy photo)
Sunday, March 16, 2008 10:00 pm
The history of bomb squads in the U.S. dates back to World War
II in the early 1940s. Early bomb squads had the responsibility of
disarming unexploded military ordnance on the battlefields. In
1992, the Lodi Police Department developed the Bomb/Arson Unit to
handle explosive devices and suspicious items.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 12:00 am
President Obama's decision to send more troops into Afghanistan
has a strong local angle, with the recent loss of local solider
Kyle Coumas of Lockeford. He was killed in Afghanistan on Oct. 21
in the Kandahar Province by an IED (improvised explosive
Monday, March 22, 2010 12:00 am
Whenever I attend a public function to represent the Lodi Police
Bomb Squad, the most frequently asked question is, "Why do you do
Wednesday, September 15, 2004 10:00 pm
The war in Iraq has really hit home in Lodi.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 10:00 pm
Painted the color of desert sand, the 40,000 pound behemoth sits
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:00 pm
As citizens of the United States, we should all take a moment
today (Sept. 11) to remember the attacks of 2001 that killed so
many of our fellow American citizens.
Thursday, July 9, 2009 10:00 pm
How many people can say of Afghanistan, "It's beautiful country;
I'd love to get out there and just go camping"?
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:00 am
Her name was Army Capt. Jennifer M. Moreno. She was from San Diego. Capt. Moreno was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on Oct. 6.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 12:00 am
Greg and Lori Coumas have gone through more than their share of
ups and downs since their 22-year-old son, Kyle, died last October
Thursday, November 12, 2009 12:00 am
When third- and fourth-grade students from the Lodi Seventh-Day
Adventist School started to sing the National Anthem, everyone
stood up or stopped in the aisles to stand at attention saluting
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:00 pm
Bruce C. Salazar Jr. moved to Tracy in 2005 as a step toward his
lifelong goal to become a soldier.
Tuesday, December 28, 2004 10:00 pm
Like every vet I've talked to, I was anguished and angered when
nearly 100 Americans were blown up -- 18 of them dying in the blast
-- by an infiltrated suicide bomber at lunch last week in a large
mess tent in Mosul, Iraq.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 am
Are Washington’s “Rules of Engagement” killing Americans? Some former service people say yes. ROE are the rules our military personnel must follow before engaging in battle. Here are a few paraphrased examples from the U.S. Central Command:
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 12:00 am
Jeff Larson has ridden bicycles for most of his life, whether
it's racing mountain bikes in the early 1980s or riding a tandem
around Lodi with his wife.
Saturday, May 29, 2010 12:00 am
A 22-year-old Lockeford man who was killed in action last year
in Afghanistan will be honored with a special Medal of Valor from
the Lodi Elks Lodge during a Memorial Day service on Monday in
Friday, October 23, 2009 12:00 am
A Lockeford soldier died Wednesday in Afghanistan when his
vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 10:00 pm
Guess what, folks? As you were checking out the Easter bonnets,
our warriors were still paying the ultimate price in Iraq. Yes,
America, the war in Iraq is still on the boil. We're approaching
1,600 dead plus approximately 15,000 battle-wounded, along with
thousands upon thousands of nonbattle casualties -- a deeply
guarded Pentagon secret -- from accidents, sickness or stress
Monday, September 27, 2004 10:00 pm
Staff Sgt. Guy Stanley Hagy Jr., was described as "a prototype
modern American war hero" during his funeral Monday morning at
Cherokee Memorial Park.
Tuesday, December 23, 2003 10:00 pm
It is Christmas time once again - but it is also a wartime Christmas which means hundreds of thousands of young Americans are far from home serving their country and all too many of them are in harm's way.
Friday, September 9, 2011 6:22 pm
Sept. 11 has altered Americans’ lives forever. But for mothers
and fathers with children in the military, Sept. 11 has a more
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