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May 4, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
An American soldier who wounded himself in the abdomen was reported in critical condition. A statement from U.S. headquarters in Tuzla said Spc. Hector Rodriguez, 28, suffered "an apparent self-inflicted wound" on Thursday. Spokesmen said that they were unable to explain the circumstances and that an investigation was continuing. Rodriguez will be evacuated to Germany when his health permits.
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May 4, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
An American soldier who wounded himself in the abdomen was reported in critical condition. A statement from U.S. headquarters in Tuzla said Spc. Hector Rodriguez, 28, suffered "an apparent self-inflicted wound" on Thursday. Spokesmen said that they were unable to explain the circumstances and that an investigation was continuing. Rodriguez will be evacuated to Germany when his health permits.
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December 21, 1989
The Fighting U.S. troops captured or dispersed most members of the Panama Defense Forces, but fighting continued through the day. Panamanian leader Manuel A. Noriega remained in hiding. The United States offered $1 million for information leading to his capture. Washington President Bush said in a televised address that he ordered American troops into action "to protect the lives of American citizens in Panama and bring Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega to justice in the United States."
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October 20, 1989 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UC San Diego structural engineer on Thursday blamed the Nimitz Freeway collapse on cracks in the ill-designed joints that connected the double-decked roadway to its massive, reinforced support columns. Speculation on what caused the bridge in Oakland to collapse in Tuesday's Bay Area earthquake has focused largely on the bridge's support columns.
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January 28, 1991 | IRENE WIELAWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As prospects grow for bloody desert clashes in the war with Iraq, Southern California Veterans Administration hospitals are gearing up to be among the first in the United States to receive war casualties if the nation's military hospitals fill up. Most of the wounded transferred to stateside hospitals would be recovering from injuries, having received treatment in battlefield hospitals and military facilities in Europe.
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April 18, 2004 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Private pilots throughout the West are volunteering their time, planes and even personal frequent-flier mileage to help the Marines from Camp Pendleton wounded in Iraq and the families of those killed in the war. The pilots' group, Angel Flight West, is increasing its efforts as the base suffers its largest flood of casualties since the war began last year. More than 30 Marines from Camp Pendleton units have been killed in the last two weeks, largely in fighting near Fallujah.
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