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.
December 18, 1994 |
When Circuit Court Judge John Michela and Death Row convict Joe Burrows warily faced each other in a Kankakee County, Ill., courtroom on Sept. 8, it was by no means their first encounter. In the spring of 1989, Michela had presided over Burrows' two trials on first-degree murder charges. The first trial had ended in a deadlocked jury; the second had ended in Burrows' conviction. The same two eyewitnesses--a small-time cocaine dealer and a scared, dim 22-year-old--had composed the sum of the state's case at both trials.
November 11, 2007 |
The young marine lighted a cigarette and let it dangle. White smoke wafted around his helmet. His face was smeared with war paint. Blood trickled from his right ear and the bridge of his nose. Momentarily deafened by cannon blasts, he didn't know the shooting had stopped. He stared at the sunrise. His expression caught my eye. To me, it said: terrified, exhausted and glad just to be alive. I recognized that look because that's how I felt too. I raised my camera and snapped a few shots.
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.
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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