April 7, 2009 |
Wars throughout the ages have inspired great literature and film. The one in Iraq even has generated rap songs. But now there's going to be a video game based on the November 2004 battle in the Iraqi city of Fallouja that features some of the Marines who fought there. The idea for the game, called Six Days in Fallujah, came from troops who returned with video, photos and diaries of their experiences. The battle resulted in the deaths of 38 U.S. troops and an estimated 1,200 insurgents.
April 15, 2004 |
As U.S. aircraft mounted heavy fire against Iraqi snipers Wednesday, Marines began building an earthen barrier around this Sunni Triangle city, suggesting that the U.S. does not anticipate an immediate resolution of the standoff. A tenuous cease-fire has been in effect since Sunday and members of the Iraqi Governing Council have attempted to negotiate a truce between the U.S. forces and the militants.
May 4, 2004 |
One of the ex-Iraqi generals named by Marine commanders to head a U.S.-backed security force in this troubled city is likely to be removed, an official said Monday. Former Maj. Gen. Jassim Mohammed Saleh, welcomed just days ago as part of the solution to a near-monthlong standoff between Marines and insurgents, is not expected to survive scrutiny of his background. "I would say the trajectory is that he's on the way out," said the official, who asked not to be named.
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December 4, 2010 |
When their convoy was ambushed by Taliban snipers and a fellow Marine was wounded, Cpl. Larry Harris Jr. did not hesitate. He put the wounded Marine over his shoulders and began to carry him to safety. He had gone only a short distance when he stepped on a buried roadside bomb. Harris was killed instantly but the other Marine survived. Harris had carried him far enough to be safely out of range of enemy gunfire. On Friday, Harris and 10 other Marines, two Navy corpsmen and a British soldier ?
August 3, 2000 |
A 21-year-old Marine died and a midshipman was injured during a nighttime training accident, military officials said Wednesday. Cpl. Jeremy J. Fulk of New London, Iowa, died Tuesday when he was trapped between two 5-ton trucks as Marines and midshipmen were boarding the vehicles, said Capt. Patricia Restrepo, a Camp Pendleton spokeswoman. The midshipman, Sarah Norman, 19, of Nashville, was listed in critical condition at Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego.
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July 18, 2004
The Defense Department last week also identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: Collier E. Barcus, 21, of McHenry, Ill.; private first class, Army. Barcus was among five soldiers killed July 8 when the Iraqi National Guard headquarters in Baghdad came under a mortar attack. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division in Schweinfurt, Germany. Robert E. Colvill Jr., 31, of Anderson, Ind.; sergeant, Army.