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.