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March 23, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. commander of land-based naval air forces in the Mediterranean region was relieved of his duties and given a letter of reprimand for allegedly having an extramarital affair and lying about it. The action against Rear Adm. Paul "Scott" Semko, 50, was taken by Adm. James O. Ellis Jr., commander in chief of allied forces, Southern Europe, said Capt. Stephen Honda, spokesman for U.S. Naval Forces Europe.
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March 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
After apologies from President Bush and other top officials, the families of nine Japanese who are missing and presumed dead received the words of remorse they wanted most--from the captain of the U.S. submarine that scattered their loved ones at sea. Cmdr. Scott Waddle, whose submarine struck and sank a Japanese trawler off Hawaii on Feb.
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March 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
After apologies from President Bush and other top officials, the families of nine Japanese who are missing and presumed dead received the words of remorse they wanted most--from the captain of the U.S. submarine that scattered their loved ones at sea. Cmdr. Scott Waddle, whose submarine struck and sank a Japanese trawler off Hawaii on Feb.
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March 23, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. commander of land-based naval air forces in the Mediterranean region was relieved of his duties and given a letter of reprimand for allegedly having an extramarital affair and lying about it. The action against Rear Adm. Paul "Scott" Semko, 50, was taken by Adm. James O. Ellis Jr., commander in chief of allied forces, Southern Europe, said Capt. Stephen Honda, spokesman for U.S. Naval Forces Europe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1986
What a sad and revealing spectacle it is to witness senior active-duty United States military officers publicly confirm, by taking the Fifth Amendment, that they place their own personal legal welfare above the general welfare of the country they are sworn to serve. Whatever happened to General MacArthur's noble philosophy of "Duty, Honor, Country"? Where are the honorable men who believed in such quaint notions now that we so desperately need them? ROBERT S. COUGHLIN Rancho Palos Verdes
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April 5, 1995 | From Associated Press
Reversing an earlier decision, the Pentagon will award Purple Hearts to 14 Americans killed when their helicopters were mistaken for hostile craft and shot down over Iraq. "The incident took place in a geographic area where the presence of hostile forces was anticipated," said a brief statement Tuesday from Air Force Secretary Sheila E. Widnall and Army Secretary Togo D. West Jr.
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