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October 31, 2017

300 Marines Sickened; Cases of E. Coli At Base

By Hoa Quách (Patch Staff) - Updated Oct 31, 2017 3:35 pm ET

SAN DIEGO, CA -- More than 300 Marine recruits have been affected by a diarrheal illness, some of them by E.coli, officials announced Tuesday.

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https://patch.com/california/oceanside-camppendleton/300-marines-sickened-cases-e-coli-base

October 29, 2017

Parris Island Legend passes away

Story by Lance Cpl. Maximiliano Bavastro
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island
Date Taken: 09.29.2017 | Date Posted: 09.29.2017 21:06

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Cpl. Legend, the beloved mascot for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., passed away at approximately 4 p.m., Sept. 17, 2017. Legend was found unresponsive and taken to the depot’s veterinary clinic where he was pronounced deceased. Legend’s funeral ceremony will be held on Oct. 13 at 2 p.m., at the depot’s mascot cemetery.

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>https://www.dvidshub.net/news/250175/parris-island-legend-passes-away

October 26, 2017

Keeper of the Colors | The Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps

Published on Oct 26, 2017

One of only five billets in the military with the title "of the Marine Corps" is the Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps, The Color Sergeant is the official flag bearer for the President of the United States and the Marine Corps. He is also the platoon sergeant of the Color Guard Platoon and is the senior sergeant in the Marine Corps by virtue of billet.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2MZw2e3k7s&feature=em-subs_digest

October 13, 2017

Marine Corps Base Hawaii Aloha Minute

Video by Lance Cpl. Brendan Custer, Chief Warrant Officer Michael Kropiewnicki, Lance Cpl. Isabelo Tabanguil and Lance Cpl. Eric Tso
Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay
Date Taken: 10.13.2017 | Date Posted: 10.13.2017 20:17

The Aloha Minute is a weekly video highlighting events that have recently occurred aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), Oct. 13, 2017.

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https://www.dvidshub.net/video/558210/marine-corps-base-hawaii-aloha-minute

October 4, 2017

VA Photo ID Cards for All Veterans Coming in November

Military.com | 4 Oct 2017 | by Amy Bushatz
Updated at 5:25 p.m. Eastern

All honorably discharged veterans of every era will be able to get a photo identification card from the Department of Veterans Affairs starting in November due to a law passed in 2015.

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http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/10/04/va-photo-id-cards-for-all-veterans-coming-in-november.html

Owner Sends Text to Marine Who Stole His Truck to Save Lives in Las Vegas Shooting

By Ben News, TU Instant – Posted on October 4, 2017

Marine veteran, used his quick thinking to help save 20 to 30 people’s lives Sunday night in at the Route 91 Harvest festival when Stephen Paddock shot at concert goers from his hotel room. Winston found a truck nearby with the keys in it and commandeered it to drive the injured to the hospital... Three days later, the 29 year old received a text from the man that he "stole" the contracting truck from...

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>http://tribunist.com/news/owner-sends-text-to-marine-who-stole-his-truck-to-save-lives-in-las-vegas-shooting-video/

October 3, 2017

Iraq war veteran borrows a utility van to ferry dozens of shooting victims to the hospital

By SUSAN CHRISTIAN GOULDING | The Orange County Register (Tribune News Service) | Published: October 3, 2017

By some stroke of serendipity, the unoccupied utility van was left with keys in the ignition — so it became a makeshift ambulance.

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https://www.stripes.com/news/us/iraq-war-veteran-borrows-a-utility-van-to-ferry-dozens-of-shooting-victims-to-the-hospital-1.490724#.WdVuM7pFw55