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January 11, 1987 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
U.S. and Honduran troops began their latest round of joint military maneuvers Saturday in this country's tense southern border region not far from the scene of recent fighting between Nicaraguan troops and anti-Sandinista rebels. About 220 soldiers from the 27th Engineers Brigade of the U.S. Army's 20th Combat Airborne Force based at Ft. Bragg, N.C., parachuted from C-141 transport airplanes for an exercise that will upgrade the U.S.
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March 10, 1999 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Here in the heart of Central America, where connections to repressive regimes stigmatized the U.S. military for decades, President Clinton on Tuesday saluted one of the largest humanitarian missions performed by American troops since the Berlin Airlift. A rebirth that has brought democracy and free-market economies to a region long racked by civil wars formed the subtext of the president's 7 1/2-hour visit to Honduras. His stop at this air base shared by U.S.
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March 17, 1988 | DOYLE McMANUS and JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writers
President Reagan ordered 3,200 additional U.S. troops to Honduras on Wednesday as a show of force in response to a Nicaraguan incursion into the country, the White House announced. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said units of the 7th Infantry Division based at Ft. Ord, Calif., and the 82nd Airborne Division based at Ft. Bragg, N.C., are leaving for Honduras today on "an emergency deployment readiness exercise."
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May 16, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The two dead and one missing crew members of a U.S. Army helicopter that crashed in the mountains of Honduras while on a medical evacuation mission were female members of the California National Guard, the Guard said Wednesday. An active Army man aboard the chopper was injured and evacuated to a hospital. Authorities said the cause of the crash is unknown and is under investigation by an Army team dispatched from Ft. Rucker, Ala.
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July 14, 1989 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Seven U.S. military policemen were injured, four of them seriously, in a bomb blast early Thursday morning outside a discotheque in the northern Honduran city of La Ceiba, Pentagon officials said. The identity of the assailants and the motive for the attack are unknown, officials said, but Honduran and American military authorities are investigating. The FBI is considering asking for authority to enter the case, according to Justice Department sources.
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June 15, 1987
A U.S. soldier was shot to death while on a routine jeep patrol at Palmerola air base, the center of U.S. operations in Honduras, U.S. military officials said. They said they had no clues to the killers of Staff Sgt. Randall Harris, 34, but said his death is being treated as a criminal homicide and not as a terrorist attack. No one else was wounded in the shooting, and it was not known if another American soldier or a Honduran was responsible, a base spokesman said.
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May 16, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The two dead and one missing crew members of a U.S. Army helicopter that crashed in the mountains of Honduras while on a medical evacuation mission were female members of the California National Guard, the Guard said Wednesday. An active Army man aboard the chopper was injured and evacuated to a hospital. Authorities said the cause of the crash is unknown and is under investigation by an Army team dispatched from Ft. Rucker, Ala.
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June 15, 1988
About 250 soldiers given heroes' welcomes when they returned to Fort Ord from Honduras in April were handed a nasty shock when they opened their monthly paychecks--they were about $150 short because the Army deducted their ration allowance while they were in Central America on training exercises. "Many who were relying on separate rations may have experienced a shortfall," an Army spokesman said.
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April 2, 1988 | Associated Press
The price tag for last month's deployment of 3,150 American troops to Honduras is likely to be somewhere between $5 million and $10 million, according to the Pentagon. Spokesman Dan Howard gave the estimate Thursday but said final figures won't be available for 30 to 60 days. The soldiers were airlifted on March 17 and 18 after Nicaraguan troops crossed into Honduras to mount an attack on U.S.-backed Contras. The last U.S. troops returned home on Thursday.
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December 9, 1988
A U.S. military helicopter participating in maneuvers crashed in northern Honduras, killing all five Americans aboard, U.S. Embassy spokesman Charles Barclay said. The CH-47 Chinook was based at Palmerola Air Base north of Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital. Barclay said that names of the victims will not be made public until their relatives are notified. He added that the Chinook was flying a supply mission and taking part in joint Honduran-U.S. military exercises. U.S.
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May 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.S. Army helicopter on a medical evacuation mission crashed into a mountain outside Tegucigalpa, killing two crewmen and injuring one, U.S. authorities said. A fourth crewman was reported missing. The U.S. Embassy withheld names of the victims and missing until families are notified. A joint U.S.-Honduran military rescue and investigation team combed the site of the accident about 50 miles north of the Honduran capital, near Comayagua, the U.S. Embassy said in a statement.
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April 1, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Snipers fired automatic weapons at a bus carrying 28 U.S. Air Force personnel Saturday, and seven were injured, a U.S. officer said. A leftist group, the Morazanista Front of Honduran Liberation, claimed responsibility, said Maj. Bruce Jessup, a spokesman for U.S. troops based in the Central American nation. Three attackers fired on the bus about 1 p.m. six miles north of Tegucigalpa, the capital, he said. He said two Americans were seriously wounded.
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July 14, 1989 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Seven U.S. military policemen were injured, four of them seriously, in a bomb blast early Thursday morning outside a discotheque in the northern Honduran city of La Ceiba, Pentagon officials said. The identity of the assailants and the motive for the attack are unknown, officials said, but Honduran and American military authorities are investigating. The FBI is considering asking for authority to enter the case, according to Justice Department sources.
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February 19, 1989
Three Americans were wounded, one seriously, when unidentified assailants hurled a bomb at a bus carrying 28 U.S. soldiers north of the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, the U.S. Embassy said. Two Honduran passers-by were also injured, police said. An embassy spokeswoman said the Americans were returning to the military base at Palmerola after a brief training exercise in Comayagua, about 40 miles northwest of the capital, at the time of the attack.
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February 1, 1989
The United States has delivered the last of 12 supersonic jet fighters to Honduras--a move that Nicaragua views as threatening the military balance in Central America, military sources said. Honduras says the F-5 jets, costing a total of $75 million, will maintain its traditional air supremacy in the region and replace a fleet of aging, French-built Mirage fighters.
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December 9, 1988
A U.S. military helicopter participating in maneuvers crashed in northern Honduras, killing all five Americans aboard, U.S. Embassy spokesman Charles Barclay said. The CH-47 Chinook was based at Palmerola Air Base north of Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital. Barclay said that names of the victims will not be made public until their relatives are notified. He added that the Chinook was flying a supply mission and taking part in joint Honduran-U.S. military exercises. U.S.
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March 18, 1988 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Democratic presidential contenders debated long-distance with Republican Bob Dole on Thursday over the dispatch of U.S. troops to Central America, with Richard A. Gephardt charging that the Administration had "abandoned the rule of law." Dole called for U.S. military help for the Nicaraguan rebels, who he said were being "slaughtered by the hundreds." (A Contra spokesman said Thursday that casualties in recent days totaled 10 dead or missing and 67 wounded.) The Rev.
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March 19, 1988 | DAVID LAUTER and JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writers
Spurred by the Nicaraguan offensive on the Honduran border, a bipartisan group of Senate moderates Friday launched an effort to break the congressional stalemate on Contra aid, introducing a $48-million assistance package that would include delivery of some already purchased military supplies for the rebels.
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July 18, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Attackers hurled hand grenades and opened fire on a group of American soldiers leaving a discotheque early Sunday in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, wounding four of them, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said. In a telephone interview, embassy spokesman Charles Barkley said the attack occurred shortly before 1 a.m. local time. He said the soldiers were on leave, dressed in civilian clothes and carried no weapons. He declined to give their identities until next of kin are notified.
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June 15, 1988
About 250 soldiers given heroes' welcomes when they returned to Fort Ord from Honduras in April were handed a nasty shock when they opened their monthly paychecks--they were about $150 short because the Army deducted their ration allowance while they were in Central America on training exercises. "Many who were relying on separate rations may have experienced a shortfall," an Army spokesman said.
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