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  • Lt. General Paul E. Funk II
    Paul E. Funk II is the Commanding General, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command; the 60th Commanding General of III Armored Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, command...
  • Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor
    Dakota Louis Meyer (born June 26, 1988) is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the War in Afghanistan. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal on Se...
  • Cpt. Owen Paul Zeigler (1965 - 2016)
    Owen Paul Zeigler, 50, of 10023 SW 184th Way in Vashon Island, Washington. He died Jan. 14, 2016 in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He was born Feb. 4, 1965 in Coffeyville, Kansas and...
  • 1st Lt. Jonathan Paul Brostrom (1983 - 2008)
    1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom, 24, of Hawaii; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died July 13of wounds sustained when ...
  • MSgt. Bernard Lee Deghand (1964 - 2006)
    Bernard Lee Deghand was killed in Spira, Afghanistan, when his unit encountered enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire during combat operations.

The War in Afghanistan (or the American war in Afghanistan) is the period in which the United States invaded Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks. Supported initially by close allies, they were later joined by NATO beginning in 2003. It followed the Afghan Civil War's 1996–2001 phase. Its public aims were to dismantle al-Qaeda and to deny it a safe base of operations in Afghanistan by removing the Taliban from power. Key allies, including the United Kingdom, supported the U.S. from the start to the end of the phase. This phase of the War is the longest war in United States history.