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August 17, 2017

USS 'Chesty' Puller: Vessel named for Marine hero is now a warship

By Jeanette Steele
August 17, 2017 11:45 AM

The Lewis B. Puller — named for the most decorated Marine ever — started life in a San Diego shipyard in 2015 as a humble mobile landing platform

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http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/military/the-intel/sd-me-puller-commissioning-20170817-story.html

US Marine WWII veteran returns flag to fallen Japanese soldier’s family, 73 years later

by Peter Reid · August 17, 2017

In 1944, U.S. Marine, deployed to the Pacific island of Saipan, found a Japanese flag on the body of a fallen Japanese soldier. On Tuesday, Strombo was able to return that flag to the brother and sisters of Sadao Yasue.

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Marine families raise $40,000 to grant a fallen Marine's mother wish

Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:21:00 PM CDT in News
By: Jasmyn Willis, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - MarineParents.com, which is based in Columbia, helped grant a mother's wish for her fallen Marine, Cody Haley. 780 families helped raise $40,000 in 36 hours, to have 46 fellow Marines attend his funeral.

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http://www.komu.com/news/marine-families-raise-40-000-to-grant-a-fallen-marine-s-mother-wish

August 16, 2017

5 Things for Veterans to Know About Expanded GI Benefits

By Farran Powell , Reporter | Aug. 16, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Lawmakers this month sent an expanded GI educational benefits bill, known as the "Forever GI Bill" to President Donald Trump's desk to sign.

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https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2017-08-16/5-things-for-veterans-to-know-about-expanded-gi-bill-benefits

August 11, 2017

Last full measure

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amy Phan/Released)
31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
Date Taken: 08.09.2017 | Date Posted: 08.11.2017 00:47

The Marines and Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Expeditionary Strike Group joined together to honor and remember 1st Lt. Benjamin Cross, Cpl. Nathaniel Ordway and Pfc. Ruben Velasco during a moving sunset memorial aboard the Bonhomme Richard, Aug. 9, 2017. Several speakers remembered Cross, Ordway and Velasco during the memorial, offering their fellow Marines an opportunity to recall shared moments, common aspirations and stories of the three who gave their last full measure of devotion. Honored by men and women of all ranks for their sacrifice, with a cool sea breeze scented with the memories of times shared, Benjamin, Nathaniel and Ruben are Marines who will never be forgotten.

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Last full measure

(U.S. Marine Corps photos by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish/Released)
31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
Date Taken: 08.09.2017 | Date Posted: 08.11.2017 00:47

The Marines and Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Expeditionary Strike Group joined together to honor and remember 1st Lt. Benjamin Cross, Cpl. Nathaniel Ordway and Pfc. Ruben Velasco during a moving sunset memorial aboard the Bonhomme Richard, Aug. 9, 2017. Several speakers remembered Cross, Ordway and Velasco during the memorial, offering their fellow Marines an opportunity to recall shared moments, common aspirations and stories of the three who gave their last full measure of devotion. Honored by men and women of all ranks for their sacrifice, with a cool sea breeze scented with the memories of times shared, Benjamin, Nathaniel and Ruben are Marines who will never be forgotten.

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Marines to order 24-hour stand-downs for flying units in wake of fatal crashes

By Corey Dickstein | Stars and Stripes
Published: August 11, 2017

WASHINGTON —  Marine Corps aviation units must cease flying for a 24-hour period within the next two weeks to review safety procedures following two recent Marine crashes that killed 19 troops, the service’s top general ordered Friday.

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Meet Opha Mae, MCRD Parris Island's newest mascot

By: Mackenzie Wolf
August 11, 2017 11:09 AM
A puppy named Opha Mae is breaking down barriers at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.

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http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/bg-military/article166680342.html

August 10, 2017

Marine gets award for saving man in burning car at Camp Pendleton

Posted 10:43 AM, August 10, 2017, by City News Service

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A Marine once based at Camp Pendleton has been awarded a prestigious non-combat medal for saving the driver of an overturned vehicle at the base north of Oceanside.

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http://fox5sandiego.com/2017/08/10/marine-gets-award-for-saving-man-in-burning-car-at-camp-pendleton/

August 7, 2017

Army veteran who wrote Wounded Warrior Creed dies

By JIMMY TOMLIN | The High Point Enterprise, N.C. (Tribune News Service) | Published: August 7, 2017

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A paralyzed veteran who wrote the official Wounded Warrior Creed adopted by the Marine Corps has died.

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August 5, 2017

Camp Pendleton Marine killed when tree falls on him

By: Jeff Schogol   Aug. 5, 2017
Story updated August 7, 11:25 a.m.

A Marine was killed Friday after a tree fell on him at Camp Pendleton, California, Corps officials said.

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https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2017/08/06/camp-pendleton-marine-killed-in-accident/

August 4, 2017

Do Families of the Fallen Deserve to Be Notified First?

Posted By: Amy Bushatz August 4, 2017

When U.S. service members are killed two things traditionally happen right away.

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https://www.spousebuzz.com/blog/2017/08/families-fallen-deserve-notified-first.html

86-year-old Marine Corps legend John Fasulo, 'Dr. Demo,' is set to retire

By MICHAEL S. DARNELL | STARS AND STRIPES
Published: August 4, 2017

WASHINGTON — Growing up in pre-war New York City, John Fasulo was fascinated by the fireworks that revelers set off at the end of neighborhood festivals.

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