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August 9, 1990
Although the highest-ranking U.S. Marine said Wednesday that there are no immediate plans to dispatch elements of the Camp Pendleton-based 1st Marine Division to the Middle East in response to the Iraq-Kuwait crisis, a well-placed source who requested anonymity said Marines would be leaving for the area and may already have left. Gen. Alfred M.
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.
April 16, 2004 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Maj. Gen. James N. Mattis paused briefly to watch his troops digging fighting holes during a lull in combat with Iraqi insurgents. "That's why the good Lord made the earth," he said to his Marines. "Dig to live." Then he jumped into his personal light armored vehicle stuffed with electronic gear he uses to stay in touch with field commanders.
March 20, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
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.
June 23, 1992 | From Associated Press
Lt. Gen. Robert Johnston, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, has turned over control of Camp Pendleton to Brig. Gen. B. Don Lynch. Lynch previously served as commanding general of the 1st Force Service Support Group, which is based at Camp Pendleton. Brig. Gen. Marvin Hopgood took over command of the support group after Friday's ceremony marking the change of command for the entire base.
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