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‘Black Hawk Down’ hero, native of Durand, dies at 64

Nov. 16, 2019 10:08 AM EST

DURAND, Ill. (AP) — A Durand native whose courageous combat was illuminated in the book “Black Hawk Down” has died. The Rockford Register Star reports that 64-year-old Sgt. Major James McMahon died Nov. 5. A cause was not listed. The 16-year veteran Army Ranger was aboard one of two Black...

Energy executive pushed by Perry padded his military record

Oct. 11, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil and gas industry executive that Energy Secretary Rick Perry recommended as an adviser to the Ukrainian government exaggerated his military credentials, according to U.S. veterans who said he scrubbed the false information from online profiles after learning they were investigating...