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December 4, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Jared Verbeek had always wanted to be a Marine — like his father, who retired as a gunnery sergeant. As a kid, he sometimes wore his father's old uniforms. When he graduated from high school in the Central Valley city of Visalia , southeast of Fresno, he had earned a spot at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was offered a free education and a commission as a Marine officer. But family members said Verbeek was impatient to become a Marine and serve his country during a time of war. After graduating from Mt. Whitney High School, where he was a standout middle-distance runner and long-jumper on the track team, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and went to boot camp in San Diego.
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April 26, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - A Marine sergeant who criticized President Obama on Facebook was notified Wednesday that he is being dismissed from the service with an other-than-honorable discharge. Gary Stein, 26, a nine-year veteran who served in Iraq, will be demoted to lance corporal, and his discharge status will make him ineligible for most federal veterans benefits, after Brig. Gen. Daniel Yoo accepted the unanimous recommendation of an Administrative Separation Board. The panel found that he made disparaging comments about Obama that were detrimental to good order and discipline and violated military law. Civilian lawyers for Stein said they would continue to fight in federal court to prevent Stein from being dismissed or to win his reinstatement.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - A Marine sergeant who criticized President Obama on Facebook was notified Wednesday that he is being dismissed from the service with an other-than-honorable discharge. Gary Stein, 26, a nine-year veteran who served in Iraq, will be demoted to lance corporal, and his discharge status will make him ineligible for most federal veterans benefits, after Brig. Gen. Daniel Yoo accepted the unanimous recommendation of an Administrative Separation Board. The panel found that he made disparaging comments about Obama that were detrimental to good order and discipline and violated military law. Civilian lawyers for Stein said they would continue to fight in federal court to prevent Stein from being dismissed or to win his reinstatement.
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December 25, 2011 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
Just after graduating from San Ramon Valley High School, Joshua D. Corral joined the Marine Corps, leaving behind his close-knit Bay Area hometown of Danville. A little more than a year later, he was brought back home to a hero's welcome, with more than 3,000 of his neighbors somberly saluting as a motorcade bearing his casket proceeded down flag-draped streets. His death Nov. 18 was announced at his old school's Friday night football game. In text messages, emails and hushed hallway conversations, word had already spread: The fun-loving student everyone knew as "Chachi" had been killed in combat in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, on the Pakistani border.
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February 19, 2010 | By Tony Perry
A member of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, has died of injuries from a roadside bomb that went off while he was on foot patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Thursday. It was Bravo Company's third recent fatality. Lance Cpl. Noah M. Pier, 25, of Charlotte, N.C., was killed Tuesday. Another Marine, whose name was not released, suffered severe facial wounds and was airlifted to a military hospital. Pier's death came in the same week that The Times published a story about the dangers facing Bravo Company Marines on foot patrol in an area of Helmand province riddled with roadside bombs and where support for the Taliban is strong.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2006
The following are American military personnel from California who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since Memorial Day 2005. Carlos Arellano, 22, of Rosemead; corporal, Marine Corps Derek Argel, 28, of Lompoc; captain, Air Force Salem Bachar, 20, of Chula Vista; corporal, Marine Corps Cesar Baez, 37, of San Clemente; petty officer second class, Navy Ricardo Barraza, 24, of Shafter; staff sergeant, Army Joseph Blanco, 25, of Bloomington; sergeant, Army Jerry Bonifacio Jr.
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December 6, 2008 | Tony Perry
A 23-year-old lance corporal, arrested in November after being missing for more than two years, has been charged with unauthorized absence, which could bring a sentence of a year in the brig and a bad-conduct discharge, the Marine Corps announced Friday. Lance Hering is charged with a single count of Article 86, unauthorized absence of more than 30 days that ended in an arrest. The case has been referred to court-martial. Hering, an Iraq veteran, disappeared in August 2006. He was arrested in Port Angeles, Wash.
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January 31, 2010
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq or who died at a U.S. military hospital after becoming ill overseas: Daniel M. Angus, 28, of Thonotosassa, Fla.; sergeant, Marine Corps. Angus was among three Marines killed in combat Jan. 24 in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Scott G. Barnett, 24, of Concord, Calif.
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July 31, 1994
I have been a member of the Tustin Young Marines for over one year, and I am 11 years old. The Young Marines ("The Corps Curriculum," July 10) have helped me learn a lot of good things. I have learned the proper ways to show adults that I respect them. I have gained a lot of confidence in myself. I am in better physical shape because I know how to take care of my body. I also know that I have to do good in school. At the National Encampment, we did see how the U.S. Marine Corps does some things, but we never participated in the demonstrations.
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August 25, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Two enlisted Marines face potential punishment for allegedly hazing a fellow Marine from California while their battalion was in Afghanistan, according to a report in the Marine Corps Times. Lance Cpl. Harry Lew, 21, of Santa Clara committed suicide within hours of the rough treatment, the newspaper said. Before putting a machine gun to his head, Lew left a note on his arm: "May hate me now, but in the long run this was the right choice. I'm sorry. My mom deserves the truth.
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May 16, 2010
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel who were killed in Afghanistan: Jeremy L. Brown, 20, of McMinnville, Tenn.; specialist, Army. Brown was killed May 9 when his unit was attacked with small-arms fire at Contingency Outpost Zerok in southeast Afghanistan's Paktika province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Ft. Campbell, Ky. Kyle A. Comfort, 27, of Jacksonville, Ala.; captain, Army.
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February 19, 2010 | By Tony Perry
A member of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, has died of injuries from a roadside bomb that went off while he was on foot patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Thursday. It was Bravo Company's third recent fatality. Lance Cpl. Noah M. Pier, 25, of Charlotte, N.C., was killed Tuesday. Another Marine, whose name was not released, suffered severe facial wounds and was airlifted to a military hospital. Pier's death came in the same week that The Times published a story about the dangers facing Bravo Company Marines on foot patrol in an area of Helmand province riddled with roadside bombs and where support for the Taliban is strong.
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