Reporter-turned-Marine Cahir killed in Afghanistan
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Bill Cahir has been killed in combat in Afghanistan. He had worked as a Washington, D.C., correspondent for The Express-Times before joining the Marines. "The horror of the murders of 9/11 inspired him to do service to this country, says Express-Times editor Joseph Owens. Cahir leaves behind a wife who is expecting twins. || Read the Express-News' story and Cahir's 2004 account of his boot camp experience.