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August 22, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Slain soldier’s mother bemoans civilians’ disconnect from the war

WASHINGTON – The mother of the soldier rescued by Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter said Americans are largely indifferent and unaware of the sacrifices of the nation’s combat troops. Vanessa Adelson, whose 21-year-old son, Spc. Stephan Mace of Lovettsville, Va., died in Afghanistan of injuries he suffered during an attack…

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