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April 7, 2009 | Alex Pham
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.
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January 3, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
In the early days of the U.S. battle with the Sunni insurgency in Iraq, the four Marines from Camp Pendleton were among those troops on the front lines in Anbar province. The two enlisted Marines would not survive those violent days in the spring of 2004: one was killed by "friendly fire" when a mortar round went awry and one was mortally wounded while hurling a grenade to repel an enemy assault, bravery for which he was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. The two officers survived, only later to be killed in other battles in other parts of the country: one by gunfire while leading a raid in Baghdad to kill or capture a "high-value" target in 2007 and one by stepping on a buried bomb while scouting an attack position near the Syrian border in 2005.
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November 12, 2011 | By Tony Perry and Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times
To honor the memory of four Marine comrades killed in Iraq and to show respect for all military personnel sent to foreign lands, a small but determined group trudged up a steep hill at Camp Pendleton on Friday morning as the nation observed Veterans Day. At precisely the date and time when World War I officially ended, giving rise to Armistice Day — the forerunner to Veterans Day — the group erected a 13-foot cross. The cross replaced one placed on the hill in 2003 by the Marines before they deployed to Iraq.
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November 12, 2011 | By Tony Perry and Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times
To honor the memory of four Marine comrades killed in Iraq and to show respect for all military personnel sent to foreign lands, a small but determined group trudged up a steep hill at Camp Pendleton on Friday morning as the nation observed Veterans Day. At precisely the date and time when World War I officially ended, giving rise to Armistice Day — the forerunner to Veterans Day — the group erected a 13-foot cross. The cross replaced one placed on the hill in 2003 by the Marines before they deployed to Iraq.
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April 15, 2004 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
In the early days of the U.S. battle with the Sunni insurgency in Iraq, the four Marines from Camp Pendleton were among those troops on the front lines in Anbar province. The two enlisted Marines would not survive those violent days in the spring of 2004: one was killed by "friendly fire" when a mortar round went awry and one was mortally wounded while hurling a grenade to repel an enemy assault, bravery for which he was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. The two officers survived, only later to be killed in other battles in other parts of the country: one by gunfire while leading a raid in Baghdad to kill or capture a "high-value" target in 2007 and one by stepping on a buried bomb while scouting an attack position near the Syrian border in 2005.
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May 4, 2004 | Patrick J. McDonnell and Tony Perry, Times Staff Writers
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2010 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
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 ?
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August 3, 2000 | From Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2010 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
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 ?
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April 7, 2009 | Alex Pham
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.
WORLD
May 4, 2004 | Patrick J. McDonnell and Tony Perry, Times Staff Writers
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.
WORLD
April 15, 2004 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2010
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Kuwait: Gavin R. Brummund, 22, of the Sierra foothills community of Arnold; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Brummund was killed Thursday while supporting combat operations in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Brandon C. Bury, 26, of Kingwood, Texas; sergeant, Marine Corps.
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