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July 12, 1997 | Associated Press
A Marine general recommended Friday that one sergeant be discharged and three others disciplined for a videotaped 1993 ritual in which uniform pins were beaten into paratroopers' chests as they grimaced and bled. When the "blood pinning" at Camp Lejeune came to light in January, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said the military must have "zero tolerance" for such hazing. The Marine Corps commandant authorized the base commander, Maj. Gen. Patrick Howard, to set punishments.
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April 8, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
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.
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December 24, 1996 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton on Monday traveled to a military base where tragedy struck twice this year to offer a holiday tribute to the nation's defense forces and their families, saying their sacrifices for the country's security "make every day Christmas" for Americans. "For all of America, surely there is no greater gift at Christmastime than the peace and freedom we enjoy," Clinton told 2,800 Marines and their families gathered in a field house here.
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July 12, 1997 | Associated Press
A Marine general recommended Friday that one sergeant be discharged and three others disciplined for a videotaped 1993 ritual in which uniform pins were beaten into paratroopers' chests as they grimaced and bled. When the "blood pinning" at Camp Lejeune came to light in January, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said the military must have "zero tolerance" for such hazing. The Marine Corps commandant authorized the base commander, Maj. Gen. Patrick Howard, to set punishments.
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April 8, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
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.
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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.
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December 12, 2000 | Associated Press
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
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December 29, 2008 | Tony Perry
They had known each other only a few minutes, but they will be linked forever in what Marine brass say is one of the most extraordinary acts of courage and sacrifice in the Iraq war. Cpl. Jonathan Yale, 21, grew up poor in rural Virginia. He had joined the Marine Corps to put structure in his life and to help support his mother and sister. He was within a few days of heading home. Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, 19, was from a comfortably middle-class suburb on Long Island.
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.
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December 24, 1996 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton on Monday traveled to a military base where tragedy struck twice this year to offer a holiday tribute to the nation's defense forces and their families, saying their sacrifices for the country's security "make every day Christmas" for Americans. "For all of America, surely there is no greater gift at Christmastime than the peace and freedom we enjoy," Clinton told 2,800 Marines and their families gathered in a field house here.
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December 22, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Marines and sailors from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force headquartered here have begun deploying to Iraq, the fourth large-scale deployment to Iraq in two years, the Marine Corps announced Wednesday. More than 25,000 Marines and sailors will relieve troops from Camp Lejeune, N.C., in west Iraq. Most of the troops are expected to be in Iraq by January. The troops include units based at Camp Pendleton, Twentynine Palms and Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego.
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October 10, 2009 | Tony Perry
The Marine Corps is moving to ban dogs with aggressive temperaments from Camp Pendleton and other bases under a policy developed after a 3-year-old boy at Camp Lejeune, N.C., was fatally bitten by a pit bull. The banned breeds are pit bulls, Rottweilers and wolf hybrids. Families moving into base housing are no longer allowed to bring those breeds. Families already there can keep their dogs until Sept. 30, 2012, but only if they receive a "good-dog" waiver. Camp Pendleton has yet to determine how dogs will be evaluated to see if they qualify for a waiver.
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