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January 6, 1991 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. military autopsies show conclusively that two American soldiers were "murdered in cold blood . . . executed" by Salvadoran guerrillas after they had survived a crash-landing of their helicopter, U.S. Ambassador William G. Walker said Saturday.
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April 15, 1994 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The civil war is over, and the presence of U.S. Army advisers is being substantially reduced. Yet suddenly, for the second time in three months, the U.S. military here finds itself at the center of scandal. First, an American defense attache leaving a party shot and killed his Salvadoran bodyguard; the army major was whisked out of the country but may be court-martialed. Next, an American lieutenant colonel tried to prove to Salvadoran police that a grenade he was holding was a dud.
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January 27, 1988 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
A military appeals court Tuesday ordered the release of three prisoners accused of shooting to death four U.S. Marines and nine civilians at an outdoor cafe in 1985. The tribunal upheld a decision by a lower military court pardoning the men under a sweeping amnesty law on political crimes. The three have never been brought to trial for the killings, for which a leftist guerrilla faction claimed responsibility. Tuesday's decision apparently will cost the Salvadoran government $18.5 million in U.
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July 31, 1991 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Salvadoran guerrilla has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of executing two U.S. servicemen who survived the crash of a helicopter shot down in El Salvador on Jan. 2, Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh announced Tuesday.
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July 17, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A U.S. helicopter en route to pick up an accidentally wounded U.S. military adviser crashed in bad weather near San Salvador, killing six Americans and injuring a seventh, the U.S. Embassy said Thursday. One of those killed in the crash was Air Force Lt. Col. James M. Basile, 43, of Cheshire, Conn., the deputy commander of the U.S. Military Group attached to the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, according to a Defense Department spokeswoman in Washington. A U.S.
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January 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Leftist guerrillas shot down a U.S. military helicopter in the eastern part of El Salvador on Wednesday, killing three American crewmen on board, the rebels said. A rebel broadcast said a guerrilla unit brought down the Huey copter near the village of Lolotique, 75 miles east of the capital, but it did not say what weapons were used.
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January 10, 1991 | From Associated Press
Salvadoran rebels admitted Wednesday that their forces may have executed two U.S. servicemen aboard a helicopter they shot down, and they pledged to punish anyone found to be responsible. The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front said in a communique that two of its fighters had been arrested on suspicion of "having assassinated wounded prisoners of war."
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January 22, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Leftist rebels in El Salvador admitted that their forces killed two injured U.S. airmen this month after shooting down the Americans' helicopter. They blamed two of their guerrillas and proposed a public trial by a tribunal made up of rebels and independent representatives. The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front originally claimed the men died from injuries suffered when guerrillas fired on their helicopter Jan. 2.
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February 26, 1991 | From Associated Press
A U.S. Army helicopter crashed in a lake east of San Salvador shortly after taking off Monday, killing the five Army personnel aboard, officials said. The pilot of the UH-1H had reported mechanical trouble minutes before it went down in Lake Ilopango, at the edge of the capital, U.S. Embassy spokesman Jeff Brown said. A U.S.-Salvadoran search for the bodies was suspended at midafternoon. U.S.
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July 31, 1991 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Salvadoran guerrilla has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of executing two U.S. servicemen who survived the crash of a helicopter shot down in El Salvador on Jan. 2, Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh announced Tuesday.
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February 26, 1991 | From Associated Press
A U.S. Army helicopter crashed in a lake east of San Salvador shortly after taking off Monday, killing the five Army personnel aboard, officials said. The pilot of the UH-1H had reported mechanical trouble minutes before it went down in Lake Ilopango, at the edge of the capital, U.S. Embassy spokesman Jeff Brown said. A U.S.-Salvadoran search for the bodies was suspended at midafternoon. U.S.
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January 22, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Leftist rebels in El Salvador admitted that their forces killed two injured U.S. airmen this month after shooting down the Americans' helicopter. They blamed two of their guerrillas and proposed a public trial by a tribunal made up of rebels and independent representatives. The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front originally claimed the men died from injuries suffered when guerrillas fired on their helicopter Jan. 2.
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January 15, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Bush Administration hopes to seek a U.S. indictment of Salvadoran guerrilla leader Joaquin Villalobos for the killing of two American airmen who fell into rebel hands in a helicopter crash on New Year's Day, officials said Monday.
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January 10, 1991 | From Associated Press
Salvadoran rebels admitted Wednesday that their forces may have executed two U.S. servicemen aboard a helicopter they shot down, and they pledged to punish anyone found to be responsible. The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front said in a communique that two of its fighters had been arrested on suspicion of "having assassinated wounded prisoners of war."
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January 6, 1991 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. military autopsies show conclusively that two American soldiers were "murdered in cold blood . . . executed" by Salvadoran guerrillas after they had survived a crash-landing of their helicopter, U.S. Ambassador William G. Walker said Saturday.
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January 5, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Preliminary investigations by U.S. forensic experts strongly suggest that leftist Salvadoran rebels shot two U.S. servicemen dead as they lay wounded after guerrillas shot down their helicopter, which also carried a third American, a source close to the investigation said Friday. The rebels, meanwhile, denied executing the three, and called on the Bush Administration to support a negotiated end to El Salvador's 11-year-old civil war. The U.S.
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January 15, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Bush Administration hopes to seek a U.S. indictment of Salvadoran guerrilla leader Joaquin Villalobos for the killing of two American airmen who fell into rebel hands in a helicopter crash on New Year's Day, officials said Monday.
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January 4, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. officials Thursday accused Salvadoran guerrillas of executing three American crewmen who were aboard an Army helicopter that landed in El Salvador after being hit by gunfire Wednesday. The officials made the accusation privately after the leftist rebels said that they shot down the helicopter and claimed that the crewmen died as it crashed.
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January 4, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. officials Thursday accused Salvadoran guerrillas of executing three American crewmen who were aboard an Army helicopter that landed in El Salvador after being hit by gunfire Wednesday. The officials made the accusation privately after the leftist rebels said that they shot down the helicopter and claimed that the crewmen died as it crashed.
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January 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Leftist guerrillas shot down a U.S. military helicopter in the eastern part of El Salvador on Wednesday, killing three American crewmen on board, the rebels said. A rebel broadcast said a guerrilla unit brought down the Huey copter near the village of Lolotique, 75 miles east of the capital, but it did not say what weapons were used.
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