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December 7, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
CAMP PENDLETON - Marine Cpl. Roberto Cazarez applied for U.S. citizenship shortly before he deployed for combat duty in Afghanistan. The expedited process allows enlistees who are permanent legal residents, like Cazarez was, to go to the head of the line for citizenship. Cazarez's application was pending at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services when he was killed by a roadside bomb blast in March, just weeks before his battalion was due to return to Camp Pendleton. On Thursday, in a short but emotional ceremony, Cazarez's widow was presented with a certificate indicating that her husband had been posthumously awarded his U.S. citizenship, retroactive to the day that he was killed.
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December 3, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
CAMP PENDLETON - In a ceremony replete with praise for their courage and resourcefulness, four members of an elite Marine special forces squad received medals Monday for their actions during a lengthy firefight in Afghanistan. But one key squad member, whose dedication and coolness under fire were noted in the official after-action report, was not in attendance: Posha, the military working dog. The German shepherd was with the Marines when they landed in a helicopter-borne assault to clear out a Taliban command post and quickly found two pressure-plate bombs on the main route to the Taliban compound.
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November 11, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
Matthew P. Manoukian , a captain in the U.S. Marines, came from a family committed to public service and the law. Both his parents are judges - his father, Socrates Peter Manoukian, a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge, and his mother, Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian, a state appellate court justice. His uncle, William Bamattre, was the fire chief of Los Angeles for 11 years. Manoukian grew up in Los Altos Hills in Northern California with a keen sense of history and how America has provided a safe harbor for refugees.
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November 9, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
The U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton care most about two things: keeping America safe and saving a thumb-sized mouse from extinction. In rugged terrain used in a training exercise known as the Crucible, for instance, food- and sleep-deprived Marine Corps recruits push themselves through simulated combat stress scenarios - and try to avoid disturbing the Pacific pocket mouse, a critically endangered animal that clings to existence by its tiny, sharp...
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September 30, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - Marine Gunnery Sgt. Douglas King, lean as a whippet and possessed of a commanding, rapid-fire voice, set the tone quickly and without equivocation as he addressed the Saturday morning assemblage of civilian runners. "You're going to get motivated, the Marine Corps way !" he bellowed. "You're going to get it whether you like it or not. " And with that, the 11th annual Boot Camp Challenge was underway - 2,000 civilians vying for the bragging rights that come with completing a three-mile obstacle course designed for recruits at the boot camp here.
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September 5, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein and Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
Four U.S. Marines face possible assault and hate crime charges in connection with the Labor Day weekend beating of a man outside a gay bar in Long Beach, authorities said Wednesday. Lance Cpl. Lewis Serna, Lance Cpl. John O'Leary, Pfc. Thomas Pentek and Pfc. Sean Miller were arrested Monday morning in connection with the beating of a film student from San Dimas. The attack was preceded by anti-gay slurs and took place about 1:30 a.m. at the Silver Fox Bar near 4th Street and Redondo Avenue, according to authorities.
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August 11, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
RIVERSIDE - For more than a decade, Laura Froehlich, an irrepressible civic dynamo known as the "Flag Mama," made it her duty to greet military personnel departing for Iraq and Afghanistan or returning from those war zones. By her own estimate, she was there for several thousand flights at nearby March Air Reserve Base, standing on the tarmac dispensing hugs, handshakes and words of affection and appreciation. She organized a reception area called Hangar 385 stocked with snacks, books, a pool table and large-screen televisions.
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July 15, 2012 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
Leticia Gomez knows she was an overprotective mother. She pulled her sons out of soccer because she feared they would get hurt. She wouldn't let them go to friends' houses until she had met the parents. So when her oldest, Anthony Servin , said he wanted to enlist in the Marine Corps, Gomez desperately tried to dissuade him. Watching him drive off in the recruiter's car was one of the hardest things she had ever done, she said. "But nothing can compare to losing him," Gomez said.
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June 3, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
CAMP PENDLETON - For football fans, it's the Super Bowl. For followers of horse racing, the Kentucky Derby. Baseball? The World Series. But for the weekend athlete who likes to run, jump, slither and dog-paddle through mud, it's the World Famous Mud Run at Camp Pendleton, complete with hills, tire obstacles, river crossings, two 5-foot walls, a slushy tunnel, a slippery hill climb and, near the finish line of the 10K course, a 30-foot mud pit....
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April 27, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO — A Marine staff sergeant pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murdering the 22-year-old wife of a fellow Marine as the prosecutor announced that the victim's blood and a possible murder weapon were found in the defendant's car. A judge ordered Staff Sgt. Louis Perez, 45, held in jail on $3-million bail in the killing of Brittany Dawn Killgore, whose body was found dumped near Lake Skinner in Riverside County. Killgore had been set to attend a dinner cruise in San Diego with Perez and his girlfriend on April 13 but instead sent a text message to a friend saying she was in "distress" and needed help, Deputy Dist.
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