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February 9, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Col. Joseph Underwood, the former chief of staff of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, will not be allowed to retire until an investigation into allegations that he improperly used a military plane for golfing trips is completed, a Marine official said Friday. "It's not the colonel's decision to retire," said Capt. Betsy Sweatt, a Marine spokeswoman at El Toro. "His retirement is in abeyance until this matter is resolved."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Col. Joseph Underwood, the former chief of staff of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, will not be allowed to retire until an investigation into allegations that he improperly used a military plane for golfing trips is completed, a Marine official said Friday. "It's not the colonel's decision to retire," said Capt. Betsy Sweatt, a Marine spokeswoman at El Toro. "His retirement is in abeyance until this matter is resolved."
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September 5, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A standoff at a southeast Michigan campground for marijuana advocates ended its fifth day with a second man fatally shot by police after allegedly pointing a weapon at an officer. Rolland Rohm, 28, had been ordered several times to put his weapon down, said Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr. He lived at the campground, called Rainbow Farms, with 47-year-old Grover T. Crosslin, the campground's owner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1991
If Col. Joseph Underwood and Col. James E. Sabow committed a crime by combining a flight-proficiency trip with authorized recreation, then there are many thousands of military pilots during the last 50 years or so who are guilty of the same crime. During my many years as a Marine pilot, making navigational flights to different destinations was encouraged in order to maintain a pilot's proficiency. Participation in healthy recreation was also encouraged. Is that a crime if they are combined?
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September 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A campground owner facing drug and weapon charges was killed by an FBI agent after a four-day standoff, authorities said. Grover T. Crosslin, 47, was shot when he walked out of a building on the Vandalia property with a rifle and pointed it at the agent, Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr. said. Crosslin became agitated after authorities brought a phone to him in an attempt to begin negotiations, Underwood said.
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February 7, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former chief of staff at the Marine Corps Air Station plans to retire early, on March 1, to avoid the threat of a court-martial and thus hold onto medical benefits for his ill wife, his son said Wednesday. The former official, Col. Joseph Underwood, and his close friend and deputy at the base, Col. James Sabow, were relieved of their posts last month amid allegations that they used Marine planes for golfing jaunts and other personal trips.
NEWS
April 5, 1992
Lt. Gen. Royal N. Moore Jr., commander of nearly two-thirds of the Marine Corps' fighting force, has submitted his resignation after a reprimand by Pentagon officials who discovered that he falsified a flight test and lied about his actions. Moore, the top Marine aviator during the Persian Gulf War, had a junior officer take a substantial portion of a flight test that qualified him for a particular aircraft and passed it on as his own work, said Maj. Nancy LaLuntas, a Marine spokeswoman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former chief of staff at the Marine Corps Air Station here plans to retire early on March 1 to avoid the threat of a court-martial and hold onto medical benefits for his wife, who is suffering from a brain tumor, his son said Wednesday. "It's not a question of was my father guilty--everyone knows that he was not," said Joseph Underwood IV, son of Col. Joseph Underwood, 51. "My father couldn't risk the insurance on my mother because the doctors' bills are so high . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1991
At a time when the Pentagon is proposing closing bases to save taxpayers' money, and military families fresh from the sacrifices of the Gulf War are wondering about their futures, the high command at the Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro is dealing with an embarrassing story that won't go away. Some high-flying senior officers have been riding military aircraft all over the country for personal reasons, and now the trail leads straight to the top, to Brig. Gen. Wayne T.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1991
At a time when the Pentagon is proposing to close bases to save taxpayers' money and military families fresh from the sacrifices of the Gulf War are wondering about their futures, the high command at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station is dealing with an embarrassing story that will not go away. Some high-flying senior officers have been riding military aircraft all over the country for personal reasons, and now the trail leads straight to the top, to Brig. Gen. Wayne T.
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April 16, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Marine Corps inspector general Monday launched a formal investigation into whether the commander of the Corps' Western air bases misused military aircraft for personal trips to Big Bear, Florida and elsewhere around the country. Col. Jim Williams, the Corps' deputy inspector general in Washington, said that after reviewing a report in the Los Angeles Times on Friday, his office decided to open a full investigation of Brig. Gen. Wayne T.
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