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March 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
A U.S. serviceman who fell down a waterfall while sightseeing on a break from duty in flooded Mozambique was found dead Saturday, South African police said. In a separate incident in Bahrain, a U.S. sailor died after falling from a hotel. In South Africa, Airman Basic Jeffrey Costa had been missing since Friday afternoon, when he was swimming in a river above Lisbon Falls, the U.S. Air Force said in a statement.
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March 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
A U.S. serviceman who fell down a waterfall while sightseeing on a break from duty in flooded Mozambique was found dead Saturday, South African police said. In a separate incident in Bahrain, a U.S. sailor died after falling from a hotel. In South Africa, Airman Basic Jeffrey Costa had been missing since Friday afternoon, when he was swimming in a river above Lisbon Falls, the U.S. Air Force said in a statement.
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September 2, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A blue-ribbon mission of American Congress members delivered assurances Saturday of political staying power for the U.S.-led effort to force Iraq out of Kuwait. "There is tremendous support in Congress and among the American people for what President Bush has done," House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt said on a midday tour of the La Salle, command ship of the Persian Gulf-based Middle East Task Force.
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May 13, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just outside the U.S. 5th Fleet headquarters in this Persian Gulf oil emirate, teenagers throwing rocks recently clashed with police armed with tear gas and rubber bullets. The disturbances and police roundups lasted for days. But throughout it all, not one brick was hurled in the direction of the American base. That is among the incongruities in this small but strategic country. It has been shaken by 17 months of anti-government protests led by militant Islamic clerics.
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May 13, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just outside the U.S. 5th Fleet headquarters in this Persian Gulf oil emirate, teenagers throwing rocks recently clashed with police armed with tear gas and rubber bullets. The disturbances and police roundups lasted for days. But throughout it all, not one brick was hurled in the direction of the American base. That is among the incongruities in this small but strategic country. It has been shaken by 17 months of anti-government protests led by militant Islamic clerics.
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October 22, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
In twos and threes, the young men strolled down the narrow streets of Bahrain's old commercial center on a languid October evening. Though they tried not to be conspicuous, the sailors of the U.S. Middle East force were given away by their speech, short haircuts and off-duty uniforms--T-shirts, blue jeans and, here and there, a baseball cap with "USS Vandegrift" spelled out in gold letters. Until recently, shore leave was unusual for U.S.
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September 2, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A blue-ribbon mission of American Congress members delivered assurances Saturday of political staying power for the U.S.-led effort to force Iraq out of Kuwait. "There is tremendous support in Congress and among the American people for what President Bush has done," House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt said on a midday tour of the La Salle, command ship of the Persian Gulf-based Middle East Task Force.
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October 22, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
In twos and threes, the young men strolled down the narrow streets of Bahrain's old commercial center on a languid October evening. Though they tried not to be conspicuous, the sailors of the U.S. Middle East force were given away by their speech, short haircuts and off-duty uniforms--T-shirts, blue jeans and, here and there, a baseball cap with "USS Vandegrift" spelled out in gold letters. Until recently, shore leave was unusual for U.S.
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