October 7th, 2010
03:05 PM ET

12-tour soldier's final homecoming

CNN's Martin Savidge talks with parents of a U.S. soldier who was killed after four tours of duty in Iraq and eight in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Lance H. Vogeler, 29, of Frederick, Maryland, died October 1 in Bastion, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in Helmand, Afghanistan.

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Vogeler's widow Melissa is expecting a child, and a trust account has been set up for the unborn son. Those wishing to donate to a trust fund for Baby Boy Vogeler can contact the Coastal Bank Johnson Square office and mention Baby Boy Vogeler or the parents' names.


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  1. katrina Johnson

    My condolence to his family, but I was wondering the young man was only 29yrs., how could he have served 12 tours? How long is a tour?

    October 7, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. friend

    Lance was a great person. I had the luck of knowing him at one point in his life. May he rest in peace and be remembered for his unwaivering duty to God and this great country.

    October 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |