Iraq http://www.kunc.org en 'Someone Had To Do It': Airman Gives Fallen Soldiers A Final Salute http://www.kunc.org/post/someone-had-do-it-airman-gives-fallen-soldiers-final-salute <em>StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative records stories from members of the U.S. military who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.</em><p>During her back-to-back deployments to Iraq for the U.S. Air Force, then-Senior Airman MaCherie Dunbar volunteered to do "patriot detail" — a ceremony for soldiers, airmen, Marines or sailors killed in action.<p>"You line up in two columns, up to the back of a C-130. And you give them final salute as they're loaded onto the plane. Fri, 23 May 2014 06:59:00 +0000 NPR Staff 56868 at http://www.kunc.org 'Someone Had To Do It': Airman Gives Fallen Soldiers A Final Salute 5 Things To Expect In Obama's State Of The Union Address http://www.kunc.org/post/5-things-expect-obamas-state-union-address As President Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union speech Tuesday evening, he does it against a backdrop of some of the <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx">lowest voter-approval ratings</a> of his presidency, with a divided Congress that has largely stalled his second-term agenda and with Washington's collective focus starting to shift toward the midterm elections and beyond.<p>Here are five things to expect from the president in his fifth State of the Union speech:<p><strong><strong>Income inequality --</strong></strong> Obama has made t Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:49:00 +0000 Frank James 53691 at http://www.kunc.org 5 Things To Expect In Obama's State Of The Union Address 'Thank You For Your Service' Follows America's Soldiers Home http://www.kunc.org/post/thank-you-your-service-follows-americas-soldiers-home In the pages of David Finkel's new book, you'll meet a veteran who has recurring nightmares in which a fellow soldier asks, "Why didn't you save me?" You'll also meet a veteran who sees images of dead Iraqis floating in his bathtub, and another who tries to kill himself by biting through his right wrist — the only wrist he can raise to his mouth since his left side is paralyzed.<p>These are the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion with whom Finkel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, embedded during the troop surge in Iraq. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:10:00 +0000 50286 at http://www.kunc.org 'Thank You For Your Service' Follows America's Soldiers Home Multiple Car Bombs Wreak Havoc In Baghdad, Killing Dozens http://www.kunc.org/post/multiple-car-bombs-wreak-havoc-baghdad-killing-dozens A spate of car bombs exploded during Baghdad's morning rush hour Monday, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens more. Most of the bombs struck areas with large Shiite populations; various news agencies are reporting that from nine to 14 separate bombs were detonated.<p>Many of the car bombs resulted in far more injuries than deaths. But at least one explosion was especially deadly. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:12:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 50208 at http://www.kunc.org Multiple Car Bombs Wreak Havoc In Baghdad, Killing Dozens Bombings Kill Dozens Of Mourners At Baghdad Funeral http://www.kunc.org/post/bombings-kill-dozens-mourners-baghdad-funeral In Baghdad's Sadr City, a bombing attack that struck during a funeral has killed dozens of people, with the death toll continuing to rise Saturday. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 16:11:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 49884 at http://www.kunc.org