The war still goes on despite the election. Staff Sgt. Danin T. Venne was one of three soldiers killed from upstate New York killed by an improvised explosive device in Pakita Province in Afghanistan. The twenty-nine year old soldier was on his fourth deployment to Afghanistan. He attended Moriah Central School and St. Lawrence University. He joined the military after the September 11 attacks.
The young soldier was named to the to the All State football team while in high school. In 2011, he received a Firefighter Commendation Medal from the Port Henry Fire Department for saving people doing Hurricane Irene.