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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2011 | Paloma Esquivel
Marine Lance Cpl. Arden Joseph Buenagua knew grief at a young age. Still, his friends and family said, he remained funny, kind and an attentive older brother who was just becoming a man. He was born in San Jose to parents who came to the U.S. from the Philippines looking for a better life, said his mother, Veronica Trinidad. His parents divorced when he was young and his father moved back to the Philippines, but Arden, his two younger brothers and mother stayed in the U.S. They lived in a nice neighborhood, his mother said, a place they loved, with plenty of opportunities and lots of ways to keep a young man occupied.
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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.
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.
NEWS
April 5, 2003 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
A Marine regimental commander was replaced Friday after being accused of showing too much caution in his drive on Baghdad. The move by Maj. Gen. James Mattis, commander of the 1st Marine Division, was highly unusual, coming just two weeks into the war and while the Marines were in the midst of a charge that sent them into unexpectedly fierce fighting. Col. Joe W.
NEWS
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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