Lawmakers from Maine long have fought to get a medal created for those who served in the military during the Cold War, a time of high political tension between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union that started after World War II and ended when the Iron Curtain fell in 1991.
U.S. troops gathered at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia on Thursday to mourn the death of a colleague they remembered as a kind friend, a loving wife and mother, and a dedicated and driven professional.
The three families want Jordan to clear their sons of any wrongdoing and for the shooter to be punished. Chuck Lewellen knows, however, that Middle Eastern politics is complicated. Jordan allows the United States a military presence in the country.