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May 8, 2007 | Tina Susman, Times Staff Writer
Suicide bombers struck twice in Ramadi on Monday, killing more than a dozen people and undercutting U.S. efforts to portray the city as a bright spot in the fight against Al Qaeda-led insurgents. In another setback to a U.S.-led security plan now in its third month, the bodies of 30 men were found strewn across Baghdad, apparent victims of sectarian death squads whose activities had appeared to ebb in the initial weeks of the sweep.
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May 8, 2007 | Tina Susman, Times Staff Writer
Suicide bombers struck twice in Ramadi on Monday, killing more than a dozen people and undercutting U.S. efforts to portray the city as a bright spot in the fight against Al Qaeda-led insurgents. In another setback to a U.S.-led security plan now in its third month, the bodies of 30 men were found strewn across Baghdad, apparent victims of sectarian death squads whose activities had appeared to ebb in the initial weeks of the sweep.
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February 18, 2006 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The first three rocket-propelled grenades missed the Humvee, but the fourth slammed into its side. The explosion and shrapnel nearly severed the right arm and right leg of a young Marine, and what had been a fight with the enemy suddenly became a fight to save the life of Cpl. Mark O'Brien. On Friday, Navy corpsman Nathan "Doc" McDonell was awarded a Bronze Star with a V for valor for his bravery and resourcefulness in saving O'Brien from dying from shock or loss of blood.
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June 19, 2006 | Solomon Moore, Times Staff Writer
U.S. and Iraqi troops set up new positions over the weekend on the outskirts of Ramadi, a haven in Al Anbar province for the Sunni Arab-led insurgency, in an effort to bottle up guerrillas who have largely controlled the city in recent months. "We are focusing on multiple sites used by the insurgents to plan and conduct terrorist attacks and store weapons," Lt. Col. Bryan Salas, a Marine spokesman based in nearby Fallouja, said Sunday.
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June 19, 2006 | Solomon Moore, Times Staff Writer
U.S. and Iraqi troops set up new positions over the weekend on the outskirts of Ramadi, a haven in Al Anbar province for the Sunni Arab-led insurgency, in an effort to bottle up guerrillas who have largely controlled the city in recent months. "We are focusing on multiple sites used by the insurgents to plan and conduct terrorist attacks and store weapons," Lt. Col. Bryan Salas, a Marine spokesman based in nearby Fallouja, said Sunday.
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August 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Navy SEAL Marc Lee, killed in combat Aug. 2 in Ramadi, Iraq, has been posthumously awarded a Silver Star for bravery, the Navy said Thursday. Lee, 28, a member of a SEAL team based here, was the first member of the elite Navy unit to be killed in Iraq. "His brave actions in the line of fire saved the lives of many of his teammates," the Silver Star citation reads. Lee also received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
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July 5, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Mexican soldiers disrupted the graveside burial ceremony of a U.S. Marine in San Luis de la Paz, objecting to ceremonial arms carried by two Marines taking part in the rite. A Marine contingent was participating in the funeral of Lance Cpl. Juan Lopez, who was killed in an ambush in Ramadi, Iraq, on June 21 and was being buried in his hometown. The two rifles looked real but could not be fired.
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June 19, 2005
Larry R. Arnold Sr., 46, of Carriere, Miss.; sergeant, Army National Guard. Arnold was one of two soldiers killed June 11 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their armored personnel carrier outside the Baghdad suburb of Amiriya. He was assigned to the 150th Combat Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Army National Guard in Lucedale, Miss. * Cesar O. Baez, 37, of Pomona; petty officer second class, Navy.
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October 30, 2005
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Iraq and Kuwait. Ramon A. Acevedo Aponte, 51, of Watertown, N.Y.; sergeant first class, Army. Acevedo Aponte was one of two soldiers killed Wednesday in Rustamiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee. He was assigned to the 3rd Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart, Ga. George T. Alexander Jr., 34, of Clanton, Ala.
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February 18, 2006 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The first three rocket-propelled grenades missed the Humvee, but the fourth slammed into its side. The explosion and shrapnel nearly severed the right arm and right leg of a young Marine, and what had been a fight with the enemy suddenly became a fight to save the life of Cpl. Mark O'Brien. On Friday, Navy corpsman Nathan "Doc" McDonell was awarded a Bronze Star with a V for valor for his bravery and resourcefulness in saving O'Brien from dying from shock or loss of blood.
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