CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991
A Marine officer who heroically defended the Camp Pendleton-based 1st Marine Division Command Post against an attack by superior Iraqi forces Feb. 25 was awarded the Navy Cross in a ceremony Thursday at Twentynine Palms. Capt. Eddie Ray, whose hometown is Los Angeles, received the nation's second-highest military decoration--the highest is the Medal of Honor--from Lt. Gen. Royal Moore, commanding general, Fleet Marine Force, as 1,400 Marines in formation looked on.
March 20, 1989 |
U.S. officials today revised the toll from the crash of a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter to 19 Marines killed and 16 injured, and said the troops were from Camp Pendleton, Calif. Marine spokesmen at first said 22 were killed in the crash, but later lowered the figure, citing confusion in early reports from the crash site. The troop-carrying CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter crashed near the port of Pohang on the southeast coast while taking part in exercises with South Korean forces.