War Hits Home for LaPorte County

The war in Iraq hits home for many in Laporte County.

Two years ago this week Jeffrey Ake was kidnapped in Iraq.

He was working as a private contractor in the country when he was taken by unknown attackers.

His captors released a video of him soon after he was kidnapped.

He has not been seen since.

Just this past week, Laporte lost a local soldier.

The family of 22-year old Jason Beadles say he was killed on Thursday.

In October of 2006, Beadles was assigned to Fort Liberty in Baghdad.

He was serving as a heavy equipment operator for the army.

The military says he died because of non-combat injuries, but didn't release any more information.

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