April 8, 2014 |
A Marine standing guard at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina shot and killed another Marine guard with an M4 rifle on Tuesday evening, officials said. The incident was not thought to be an act of terrorism, nor was it an active-shooter situation, according to a news release from base officials. Further details, including the names of the Marines involved, were not immediately released. The shooting comes nearly a week after an Army serviceman went on a rampage at Ft. Hood in Texas, killing three people and wounding 16 more before he killed himself.
February 15, 1987
Here is a chronology of incidents involving the Navy and Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters, which were grounded Saturday for correction of a transmission problem. Oct. 18, 1982--A malfunction on a Tustin-based CH-53E led to parts flying off the machine, causing $30,000 damage. No one was injured. Nov. 30, 1982--A Tustin-based CH-53E lost cargo and fuel tank, causing $71,000 damage. Feb. 10, 1983--A main rotor sheared on a CH-53E during a flight near San Diego. No one was injured.
August 26, 2003 |
The convoy rumbled north, through the heart of the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. It was the fourth day of the war, and the men of Charlie Company had orders to capture the Saddam Canal Bridge on the city's northern edge. The Marines were taking heavy fire. Then there was an ear-splitting blast. A rocket-propelled grenade ripped open one of the amphibious assault vehicles, lifting it off the ground. A thick, dark cloud filled the vehicle's interior.
December 12, 2000 |
A U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., died Monday, apparently from shrapnel wounds he received during a live-fire training exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, officials at the U.S. Army base said. The Marine, whose name was withheld pending notification of his family, was a member of the 3rd Battalion of the 6th Marine Corps Regiment of the 2nd Marine Division.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1999
Re "Bobby Troup, Writer of Classic Song 'Route 66,' Dies," Feb. 9: When Bobby Troup was a lieutenant in the Marine Corps, I met him at Montford Point camp in Camp Lejeune, N.C., in 1944. He personalized "Daddy" for us and introduced us to "Snooty Little Cutie." He played piano for many a songfest at the Officer's Club. Bon voyage to a piano in the sky. JOHN E. BROWN Irvine
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2009
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq: Jessie A. Cassada, 19, of Hendersonville, N.C.; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Cassada died Tuesday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Anthony D. Davis, 29, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; staff sergeant, Army.