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Lauren King

Lauren King is a digital editor at Stars and Stripes in Washington.

She previously worked for 13 years at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va. as a reporter and later as an online producer and digital editor.

She has a master’s degree from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona. She studied journalism and political science.

Email: king.lauren@stripes.com | Phone: (202) 761-0792 | Twitter: @laurenking



Marine veteran's family accepts Gold Lifesaving Medal on his behalf

Retired Marine Corps Master Sgt. Rodney Lee Buentello died June 8, 2016 after saving two teenagers from the Medina River in Bandera, Texas.

Airman, sailor who died in motorcycle crash on Okinawa identified

Seaman Apprentice Savannah Cagle and Airman 1st Class Gabriel Antonio Fuentes-Lebron died while riding on a motorcycle that collided with a car in Chatan town, Okinawa, according to U.S. military officials.


Volunteers asked to clean up wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday

The Wreaths Across America cleanup will begin about 8:45 a.m. and volunteers are asked to be prepared to stay until at least noon.


This Pearl Harbor veteran is undergoing a facelift

Seventy-five years after surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor, this World War II veteran is worn out. Its paint is faded, windows broken. But it is the only known Sikorsky JRS-1 remaining in the world, and it is the only Pearl Harbor-related aircraft in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection.


Obituary

Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Richard Pittman dies at age 71

Richard Pittman, a Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War, has died at age 71.


Expanding program confronts needs of military children

In the U.S., there are nearly two million children who have a parent serving in the military. These children can move six to nine times before they graduate high school, and since 2010, more than 700,000 of them have had a parent deployed.


Viral video helps reunite sailor with lost GoPro

Dominick Petronella, a Navy sailor based in Virginia lost his GoPro in Texas. T.K. Archibald found it while fishing and made a video to find the owner.