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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2006 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
It has become one of the iconic pictures of the war in Iraq: blood-soaked Marine 1st Sgt. Brad Kasal, grim-faced and still clutching his service pistol, being helped from a firefight by two younger Marines. Although wounded by seven AK-47 rounds and hit by more than 40 pieces of hot shrapnel from a grenade, Kasal refused to quit fighting and is credited with saving the lives of several Marines during the U.S. assault on insurgent strongholds in Fallouja in November 2004.
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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.
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