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May 15, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of weary steaming in the Persian Gulf as a decoy for Saddam Hussein's army, a California-based task force of U.S. Marines is finally about to land. But instead of combat, helicopters from the 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based at Camp Pendleton, today will begin shuttling food, medicine and communications equipment to remote islands and villages left destitute by the cyclone that ravaged Bangladesh two weeks ago.
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May 15, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of weary steaming in the Persian Gulf as a decoy for Saddam Hussein's army, a California-based task force of U.S. Marines is finally about to land. But instead of combat, helicopters from the 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, based at Camp Pendleton, today will begin shuttling food, medicine and communications equipment to remote islands and villages left destitute by the cyclone that ravaged Bangladesh two weeks ago.
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May 13, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
U.S. Marines and Army troops, promising to make contaminated water safe for drinking, arrived Sunday to join the international effort to save cyclone survivors from disease and starvation. According to the latest government figures, the death toll is now 139,138 from the April 30 cyclone and tidal wave that inundated low-lying islands and coastal villages along the Bay of Bengal.
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May 13, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
U.S. Marines and Army troops, promising to make contaminated water safe for drinking, arrived Sunday to join the international effort to save cyclone survivors from disease and starvation. According to the latest government figures, the death toll is now 139,138 from the April 30 cyclone and tidal wave that inundated low-lying islands and coastal villages along the Bay of Bengal.
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