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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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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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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 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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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
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 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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February 6, 2005 | Associated Press
Fifty Marines got a special thanks for their service from the NFL's Cleveland Browns: a free trip to the Super Bowl. The Browns donated 50 tickets to today's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots for Marines who have served or will serve in Iraq or Afghanistan. Some of the tickets that cost $500 and $600 each were handed to Marines on Friday at Camp Lejeune, N.C., the East Coast's largest Marine Corps base. Tickets also were given out at Parris Island, S.C.
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April 10, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A Marine captain convicted in Camp Lejeune, N.C., of charges stemming from the heatstroke death of a reservist received a reprimand and was ordered to forfeit $3,600 in future pay. A military judge, Lt. Col. Ralph Kohlmann, found Capt. Victor Arana guilty of dereliction of duty and failure to obey an order. He could have sentenced Arana to as much as nine months in prison and dismissed him from the Marines. Arana, 28, of Chicago, was charged in the death of Lance Cpl.
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April 24, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge at Camp Lejeune, N.C., refused to dismiss obstruction of justice charges against a Marine pilot whose jet clipped an Italian gondola cable, killing 20 people. The judge rejected arguments by Capt. Richard Ashby's lawyers that high-ranking Marine officers improperly influenced the decision to prosecute Ashby on obstruction and conspiracy charges. Jury selection starts Monday for Ashby's trial. Ashby, 32, of Mission Viejo, Calif.
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