Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble. (U.S. Army)

Hours after the U.S. military announced a soldier from Bergen County had been killed in combat, a GoFundMe page has raised nearly $25,000 for his family.

Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble, 33, of Westwood, was injured Sunday in the Kunduz Province and died from his injuries on Monday, officials said.

"We lost a true American hero yesterday. Anyone that crossed paths with Mike was truly blessed. I have never met a soldier that was more passionate and patriotic than Mike Goble," wrote Lisa Barker of Connecticut, who organized the GoFundMe.

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Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., leaves the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (CQ Roll Call/Bill Clark via Associated Press)

A veteran who threatened to murder Rep. Frank LoBiondo and his staff after he was denied a meeting with the congressman to discuss his medical care was sentenced Thursday to over seven years in prison, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Friday.

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In this Dec. 20, 2016 file photo, Ahmad Khan Rahimi, the man accused of setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York's Chelsea neighborhood, sits in court in Elizabeth, N.J. Rahimi, an Islamic terrorist already serving a life prison term for a bombing in New York City, was convicted Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, of multiple counts of attempted murder and assault stemming from a shootout with police three years ago in New Jersey. (Associated Press/Mel Evans)

NEW YORK — A New Jersey jury convicted an Afghani immigrant of attempted murder Tuesday for a 2016 Garden State gunfight with police that left him bleeding and under arrest.

Defendant Ahmad Khan Rahimi sat silently after the guilty verdicts were delivered inside an Elizabeth, N.J., courthouse to end the jury's second day of deliberations.

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US Army

Eleven US states have cancelled agreements to send members of the National Guard to the US-Mexico border as part of a growing backlash over the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families trying to enter the US.

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T&P photo by David Gutierrez

On a muggy Tuesday afternoon in August, Staff Sgt. Justin Mclnald, a U.S. Army soldier with the Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion, was piloting a government-issued Dodge minivan through northeast New Jersey, giving me a tour of his sector, when a man suddenly appeared in the road. He was tall and sinewy, wearing a bright red do-rag, and he had a pistol tucked into his waistband. Or at least that’s what I discerned through the fabric of his dirty white tank top. It could’ve been a water gun, or a banana. Whatever it was, he was clutching it with one hand while motioning for us to stop with the other.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Martin Egnash

Patriotism can be a hard thing to measure. However, most would agree that signing on the dotted line and taking an oath to defend your nation, especially during our longest period of sustained conflict, is a decent marker of love of country. That’s the conclusion the researchers over at WalletHub came to in a June 27 report, “2017’s Most Patriotic States in America.”

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