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August 29, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Russ Thurman, technical adviser on Home Box Office's "Vietnam War Story" trilogy that is airing tonight, is unique. He hasn't yet written his book about the Marine grunts he knew during the war. But two friends from Vietnam days have. A third is writing a screenplay about the war. Therein lies a story within a story told in a Vietnam novel that became the basis for Stanley Kubrick's film, "Full Metal Jacket."
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August 29, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Russ Thurman, technical adviser on Home Box Office's "Vietnam War Story" trilogy that is airing tonight, is unique. He hasn't yet written his book about the Marine grunts he knew during the war. But two friends from Vietnam days have. A third is writing a screenplay about the war. Therein lies a story within a story told in a Vietnam novel that became the basis for Stanley Kubrick's film, "Full Metal Jacket."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1985 | TOM GREELEY
After a year of operation, the curfew forbidding the more than 125,000 San Diego-based military personnel from being in Tijuana between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. is likely to remain in force indefinitely, Navy and Marine officials said Friday. Tijuana, and the sailors and Marines who once frequented its nighttime haunts, seem to have adapted easily to the restriction, which caused considerable controversy on both sides of the border when it was enacted a year ago this month.
NEWS
February 24, 1991 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the U.S.-led allies proceed with a final land offensive, a major role almost certainly will be played by the 1st Marine Division, comprised of 20,000 troops housed in peacetime at this sprawling base in rural San Diego County and at Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1985 | TOM GREELEY, Times Staff Writer
Because the military brass would rather have servicemen under 21 years old drink on base rather than in Mexico, San Diego County Marine and Navy posts have been exempted from a Pentagon order directing that on-base drinking rules conform to state laws. The order, designed to reduce the number of drinking-related fatalities among military personnel, goes into effect June 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1985 | ADAM Z. HORVATH, Times Staff Writer
Considering that they are all dedicated Southern California nudists, the sunbathers at the south end of San Onofre State Beach spend a lot of time with their clothes on. This summer they have had to, at least on the days when San Diego County sheriff's deputies swing by on their newly aggressive beach patrol, employing stealth and binoculars to catch the nudists with their pants down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1985 | ADAM Z. HORVATH, Times Staff Writer
For a group of dedicated Southern California nudists, the sunbathers at the south end of San Onofre State Beach spend a lot of time with their clothes on. This summer they have had to, at least on the days when San Diego County sheriff's deputies swing by on their newly aggressive beach patrol, employing stealth and binoculars to catch the nudists with their pants down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1985 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
It started with the ambassador's wife. It was 90 degrees in the shade in some scenic Latin American jungle; the hillside snipers had been picked off, and a mammoth chopper, thwacking blades atwirl, was outside the embassy ready to evacuate the Hon. Carl Butcher, U.S. ambassador to the Kingdom of White, his attaches and security officers and his wife, Terra. But Terra wanted to take four suitcases, two more than the official allocation. What's more, she wanted to take her maid, Linda Gomez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1991 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 1st Marine Division from Camp Pendleton, steeped in the history of three wars, is taking its reputation into the massive ground battle against entrenched Iraqi troops. This force of roughly 20,000 ground-combat Marines, better educated and more highly trained than earlier generations of Marines, brings its own brand of fast-moving, hard-hitting tactics against the enemy.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Standin' tall and lookin' good, ought to be in Hollywood . --Marching chant led by a grinning Marine Sgt. Dan Fillmore as he and other extras return from filming new Vietnam show for cable TV. When "Platoon" became a megahit this year, some thought Hollywood's motto would become Do Lunch With a Grunt. Nam was hot, Nam was happening. Definitely time to film the hell that was Long Binh. Sure.
NEWS
August 26, 1997 | STEVE BERRY and JEFF BRAZIL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Lock and load. You are at the Knob Creek Machine Gun Show, and the shooting is about to start. All along the firing line, unsmiling men work among machine gun bipods and tables piled high with ammo belts and clips. Their targets: a half-dozen barrels filled with diesel fuel 150 yards downrange. Here, at the world's most outlandish assault weapon festival, the gun is an icon and the "right to keep and bear arms" is recited like a religious mantra.
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