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February 2, 2017

Warship named for valiant Marine ready for Navy

by Carl Prine | February 2, 2017 4:00 PM

Following a special Friday ceremony in Maine, the Navy is scheduled to take possession of the guided-missile destroyer Rafael Peralta, named for the valiant San Diego Marine killed in Iraq in 2004.

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January 21, 2017

Family's event set for remembering fallen Marine who attended Naples High

Shelby Reynolds Published 3:37 p.m. ET Jan. 21, 2017

When Austin Ruiz wrote home, it was always about the food.

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January 17, 2017

Naples Marine killed in California training exercise

Posted: Jan 16, 2017 3:52 PM CST
Updated: Jan 17, 2017 4:00 PM CST | By Trent Kelly, Reporter

LCpl. Austin Ruiz, 19, died while training aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, according to Brigadier General William F. Mullen III.

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Naples Marine killed in California training exercise

Posted: Jan 16, 2017 3:52 PM CST
Updated: Jan 17, 2017 4:00 PM CST | By Trent Kelly, Reporter

LCpl. Austin Ruiz, 19, died while training aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, according to Brigadier General William F. Mullen III.

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January 16, 2017

Former Naples man dies in Marine training accident

Published by Shelby Reynolds | 7:07 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2017 | Updated 8:17 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2017

A Marine from Naples has died following a training accident in Twentynine Palms, California, his family said Monday.

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December 31, 2016

This Gold Star mom graduated in honor of her late son

By Brooke Metz 12:05 pm EST December 31, 2016

The diploma Phyllis McGeath received earlier this month has her name on it, but the paper signifies an accomplishment for her son Philip, too.

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December 17, 2016

Thousands honor fallen servicemembers in Wreaths Across America at Arlington

By MICHAEL S. DARNELL | STARS AND STRIPES
Published: December 17, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. — Dan Robinson turned 63 on Saturday.
Rather than celebrating, he chose to be one of the thousands of people who braved freezing rain to join Wreaths Across America in laying pine laurels at gravesites in Arlington National Cemetery.

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December 9, 2016

Air Station mourns the loss of one of its own as Marine pilot dies in crash in Japan

By Stephen Fastenau | December 9, 2016 9:20 AM

A Marine pilot stationed in Beaufort who died after ejecting from his aircraft Wednesday night off the coast of Japan has been identified.

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December 8, 2016

Former Marine and astronaut, U.S. Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

By: Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press, December 8, 2016 (Photo Credit: Jay LaPrete/AP)

WASHINGTON — Marine aviator John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

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October 30, 2016

Marine's memory goes the distance

Sunday, Posted at 12:01 AM, Oct. 30, 2016
By Sarah Hauck

A single set of footprints in the snow leading to his son’s grave gave a grieving father a fear he never thought he would have to face; his son being forgotten.

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October 28, 2016

This hero horse of the Marine Corps just got her own statue

By Logan Nye
Oct 28, 2016 5:34:50 am

Staff Sgt. Reckless, a Marine Corps horse who resupplied her fellow troops during some of the hottest fighting in the Korean War, was just honored with a monument in Camp Pendleton, California.

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October 18, 2016

Marine who received Medal of Honor for bravery in Vietnam dies

By: Jeff Schogol, October 18, 2016 (Photo Credit: Doug Sterner.)

Medal of Honor recipient Richard Pittman, who traded his rifle for a machine gun to save many of his fellow Marines, has died at the age of 71.

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September 23, 2016

Gone but Never Forgotten

By Cpl. Gabrielle Quire | 10th Marine Regiment | September 23, 2016

Marine Aircraft Group 49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing held a memorial ceremony Sept. 18, 2016 at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Louisiana, to honor two fallen pilots from their unit.

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September 6, 2016

Navajo Code Talker Joe Kellwood is dead at 95

Dianna M. Náñez, The Republic | azcentral.com 7:58 p.m. MST September 6, 2016

Joe Hosteen Kellwood, a Navajo Code Talker from World War II, died Monday in Phoenix at the age of 95.

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August 30, 2016

Marines honor fallen corporal who kept fighting after IED blast

By: Charlsy Panzino, August 30, 2016

A new headquarters building at the Marine Corps' Advanced Infantry Training Battalion will honor a fallen noncommissioned officer who earned the Navy Cross during the battle that took his life.

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August 12, 2016

Warship to be named for fabled Marine John Basilone

By Hieu Tran Phan
The San Diego Union-Tribune (Tribune News Service)
Published: August 12, 2016

A legendary and much honored figure in Marine Corps history is slated to receive another tribute next week at Camp Pendleton.

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July 30, 2016

Marine Killed in Hornet Crash Near Twentynine Palms Identified

By: Sam LaGrone
July 30, 2016 6:39 PM

The Marine Corps has identified the pilot who was killed in an F/A-18C Hornet crash near Twentynine Palms, Calif., the service announced today.

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July 20, 2016

Marine Special Operations School Honors Fallen Raider

U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt Scott A. Achtemeier/ /RELEASED
07.20.2016
Video by Sgt. Scott Achtemeier

U.S. Marine Raiders, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, gather at a dedication ceremony where the Marine Special Operations School academic facility will be named in honor of Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan W. Gifford, 20 July 2016. GySgt Gifford was killed in action July 29, 2012 while deployed to Afghanistan with 2D Marine Raider Battalion and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.

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May 27, 2016

Florida group finds more US Marine remains on Pacific atoll

Associated Press
Published: May 27, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. — The founder of a volunteer group says it has found the remains of 13 more World War II Marines on a Pacific atoll.

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May 20, 2016

Crucible Section Renamed for Fallen Marine

The San Diego Union-Tribune | May 20, 2016 | by Jeanette Steele

CAMP PENDLETON -- One small piece of Marine Corps basic training was renamed Thursday to honor a San Diego County Marine corporal killed in Afghanistan in 2010

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May 12, 2016

Okinawa Marines honor fallen combat camera Marines

U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis/Released
Date Posted: 05.12.2016 01:20

Combat camera Marines memorial run to honor two fallen Marines, Cpl. Sara A. Medina and Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Hug, May 12 aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. Medina and Hug died while performing earthquake relief efforts in Nepal during operation Sahayogi Haat on May 12, 2015. Marines and sailors from all over Okinawa participated in the run to honor Medina and Hug.

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May 11, 2016

Cpl. Medina and Lance Cpl. Hug 5k Combat Camera Memorial Run

Marine Corps Photos taken by Lance Cpl. Jeremy Laboy/Released
Date Posted: 05.11.2016 19:51

U.S. Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS Miramar) at the 5k Memorial Run in San Diego, CA on May 11, 2016. The 5k Memorial Run was to pay homage to our fallen Combat Camera Marines Cpl. Sarah Medina and Lance Cpl. Jacob Hug.

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Hawaii Marines honor fallen from Nepal

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Erik Estrada
Date Posted: 05.11.2016 21:47

Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and Marine Corps Base Hawaii run in a Memorial 5K run in honor of Cpl. Sara Medina and Lance Cpl. Jacob Hug, aboard Ford Island, Hawaii, May 11, 2016. Medina and Hug lost their lives May 12, 2015, assisting in Operation Sahayogi Haat “Helping Hand” after the earthquakes in Nepal. Public Affairs and Combat Camera Marines across the Marine Corps began the memorial run simultaneously.

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April 25, 2016

James Gleason of Tampa, an original Marine Raider, dies

By Howard Altman | Tribune Staff Published: April 25, 2016 Updated: April 25, 2016 at 07:07 PM TAMPA

In the summer of 1925, a woman put her 2-week old son in a shoebox and dropped him off with a neighbor because she couldn’t take care of him.

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April 24, 2016

Rt. 140 bridge dedicated to fallen Marine

by Michel Elben
April 24, 2016, 8:41 PM

Three patriotic balloons waved gently in the morning breeze, drawing attention to the newly installed sign on the Maryland 140 bridge. The sign, emblazoned with the name of fallen Marine Staff Sgt. James M. Malachowski, was erected Wednesday and dedicated by his friends and family Sunday morning.

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April 15, 2016

Marine who earned Medal of Honor at Chosin Reservoir dies

Lance M. Bacon, Marine Corps Times 5:40 p.m. EDT April 15, 2016

Marine Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr., who earned the Medal of Honor at the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, died April 12 at the age of 86.

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March 29, 2016

Fallen Marine captain continues to inspire others

By Matthew M. Burke
Stars and Stripes
Published: March 29, 2016

Friends and family recall how Matthew Freeman always tried to help others. It’s been more than six years since the Marine captain fell in combat, but that legacy lives on through those who serve in his name.

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March 20, 2016

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve

Press Operations
Release No: NR-100-16
March 20, 2016

Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, of Temecula, California, died Mar. 19 in northern Iraq, from wounds suffered when the enemy attacked his unit with rocket fire. The incident is under investigation.

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March 12, 2016

770 MILES TO GO: GROUP MARCHES NONSTOP TO HONOR FALLEN MARINES

By Katie Lange, Defense Media Activity
12 Mar 2016

NAVARRE, Florida -- One step at a time – it’s a pretty common motto, but this week, it’s literally what will get 15 Marines and a few others through a 770-mile ruck march to honor the lives of 11 service members lost during a training mission one year ago.

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March 6, 2016

BRINGING PART OF JOSH HOME: MWD OF FALLEN HANDLER ADOPTED BY FAMILY

By Cpl. Michelle Reif, II Marine Expeditionary Force
29 Feb 2016

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- Military Working Dog handlers often describe the bond between themselves and their dogs as unbreakable and everlasting. Their dogs are more than just their best friends; they are their brothers, an extension of themselves, comrades in arms. For the family of fallen Marine Sgt. Joshua Ashley, adopting MWD Sirius into their family was like reuniting with a part of their son.29

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February 29, 2016

Va. officer slain day after swearing in grew up in Merrimack

By DOUG ALDEN
February 28, 2016 3:37 P.M.
New Hampshire Union Leader

MERRIMACK - A Virginia police officer fatally shot in the line of duty the day after being sworn in grew up in Merrimack.

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February 26, 2016

Video: Bringing a part of Josh home; MWD of fallen handler adopted by family

by LCpl Erick Galera
Date Posted:02.26.2016 9:17PM

Military Working Dog Sirius, who served with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, retired during a ceremony at Ashley Kennels at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 26, 2016. Sirius was adopted by the family of his former handler, Sgt. Joshua Ashley, who was killed while he and Sirius were on patrol in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012.

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February 17, 2016

Funeral for Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey: 'He Cared About Everyone'

By ELIZABETH JANNEY (Patch Staff) - February 17, 2016 2:57 pm ET
Bel Air, MD

Mourners from near and far came together in Joppa to memorialize Harford County Sheriff's deputy killed in line of duty.

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Marine who led WWII charge up Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima dies

By Matthew L. Schehl, Marine Corps Times 8:09 p.m. EST February 17, 2016

The Marine who led the charge to place the first American flag above Iwo Jima has died.

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February 8, 2016

MWSS-374 constructs memorial to honor fallen pilots

by LCpl Levi Schultz
Date Taken:01.23.2016 | Date Posted:02.09.2016 11:43

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Marine Wing Support Squadron 374 unveiled a memorial honoring two Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 pilots at the Strategic Expeditionary Landing Field, Jan. 23, 2016.

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February 4, 2016

90 year old retired sergeant major, MCCS employee challenges Marines to remember legacy

Lance Cpl. Sean J. Berry MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River | Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:00 am

Every Marine will, at one time in their career, cross paths with a fellow Marine whose story is so remarkable and whose testimony so true, that a legacy is created — an impression never forgotten and always inspiring.

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14 Photos of American Soldiers’ Hands Show the Toll Their Sacrifice Takes

BY KAYLA BRANDON (3 DAYS AGO) Feb. 4, 2016

When you first meet someone, you’re most likely looking at their face — their eyes, their smile, even their nose.

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January 29, 2016

Family members spanning four generations killed in car wreck near Statesboro

Updated: 9:59 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 | Posted: 7:47 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

A military family is struggling to cope with the loss of three family members after a Marine’s wife, her grandmother and her baby daughter were killed in a car accident Wednesday night in Millen, Georgia.

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January 28, 2016

New mess hall at Weapons Training Battalion dedicated to fallen staff sergeant

By Adele Uphaus-Conner | Marine Corps Base Quantico | January 28, 2016

Marine Corps Base Quantico -- “It’s fitting that this mess hall is being named for Staff Sgt. Malachowski because he was hungry,” Lt. Col. Jonathan Sabado, executive officer of Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, said at a dedication of the new building at Weapons Training Battalion aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico Jan. 19. “I don’t mean he was hungry for chow hall food. He was hungry for something deeper that we can all relate to. We all have goals, dreams, and aspirations. Staff Sgt. Malachowski was no different.”

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January 21, 2016

12 missing Marines officially declared dead

Posted: Jan 21, 2016 5:58 PM CST | Updated: Jan 21, 2016 8:34 PM CST
By Clayton Wakida

MARINE CORPS BASE KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii -
The U.S. Marine Corps has officially declared 12 Marines dead after their two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters were involved in an incident off the coast of Oahu's Waimea Bay along the North Shore on the evening of January 14.

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Navajo Code Talker Alfred James Peaches Dies at Age 90

Associated Press | Jan 21, 2016

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- Flags will be lowered across the Navajo Nation in honor of another Navajo Code Talker who has died.

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January 16, 2016

Missing Marines identified in Hawaii helicopter crash; search continues

By Wyatt Olson
Stars and Stripes
Published: January 16, 2016

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — The Marine Corps has released the names of the 12 crew members aboard two helicopters that crashed late Thursday off the North Shore of Oahu.

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January 3, 2016

Veteran Launches 'The War Horse' to Tell Stories of Iraq, Afghanistan

Jan 03, 2016 | by Hope Hodge Seck

One Marine veteran is on a mission to make sure the war stories of his generation are told -- and told right.

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December 23, 2015

The Marines just lost a ‘Viking warrior.’ His friends won’t forget him.

By Dan Lamothe December 23, 2015

As the danger escalated that summer night in 2009, the Marines made a judgment call: They were better off leaving the Afghan village they had raided than launching a massive gun battle against a team of enemy fighters that had stumbled upon them.

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December 22, 2015

'Be brief. Be bold. Be gone.'

by LT Amy Forsythe
Date Posted:12.22.2015 05:31

RAMADI, Iraq - Almost a decade has past since the death of U.S. Marine Maj. Megan M. McClung but her legacy continues to grow with every year since her passing in 2006.

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December 19, 2015

Son of the American Revolution dies while laying wreaths on veterans' graves

By Brian Burnes The Kansas City Star Published: December 19, 2015

Kansas City has lost a patriot.

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December 17, 2015

Archive Photo: Memorial service in Iraq, 2003

By Joe Gromelski
Stars and Stripes
Published: December 17, 2015
Jason Chudy ©Stars and Stripes

Iraq, November, 2003: Fifteen sets of helmets, rifles, dog tags and boots are placed at the Rifle Base stadium on al-Asad Air Base, Iraq, during a memorial service for the soldiers who were killed when a Chinook helicopter was shot down near Fallujah on Nov. 2.

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December 16, 2015

Chattanooga shooting victims will receive Purple Heart

By David Larter, Staff writer 4:30 p.m. EST December 16, 2015

The Department of the Navy will posthumously award Purple Heart medals to four Marines and a sailor killed by a lone terrorist at the Navy Operational Support Center Chattanooga in July, according to a statement from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.

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December 7, 2015

Remains of Marine killed at Battle of Tarawa to be buried at Arlington

Stars and Stripes
Published: December 7, 2015

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The remains of a Marine who went missing 72 years ago in World War II’s Battle of Tarawa will be buried will full military honors Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.

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December 2, 2015

8 Unbelievable Stories From The Second Battle Of Fallujah

By James Clark on December 2, 2015
Veterans from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines share their incredible stories from the Second Battle of Fallujah.

This time of year marks the anniversary of one of the most storied battles in recent Marine Corps history: the Second Battle of Fallujah. The city became the scene of brutal urban combat when American, Iraqi, and British forces launched an all out assault on Nov. 8, 2004, to seize it from Iraqi insurgent hands.

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November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Through The Years And Wars

By James Clark on November 25, 2015

For many, Thanksgiving is a time when friends and family gather around a table to drink too heavily, eat too much, and shout loudly over one another — or at least that’s the case in my family. We build new memories and reminisce about the people in life that make us grateful.

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November 20, 2015

CHP officers pay special tribute to Marine killed in crash

By Erin Tracy
The Modesto Bee
Published: November 20, 2015

MODESTO, Calif. (Tribune News Service) — U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Layne Johnson, a Modesto native, was driving back to Fresno from Twentynine Palms on Wednesday when he apparently fell asleep and drifted off the highway.

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November 19, 2015

Military family gathers for unclaimed veteran's funeral

By Caitlin Vanoverberghe, (Greenfield) Daily Reporter via The Associated Press1:33 p.m. EST November 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They sat in the back of the church. A solider. An airman. A Marine. Eyes facing forward to the casket of a man they never knew.

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November 15, 2015

Marine killed in WWII's Battle of Tarawa to be buried

Stars and Stripes
Published: November 15, 2015

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The remains of a Marine who went missing 72 years ago in World War II’s Battle of Tarawa will be buried with full military honors Monday in Denver.

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November 11, 2015

Marines plan 700-mile trek for Raiders killed in Black Hawk crash

By Matthew L. Schehl, Staff writer 6:44 p.m. EST November 11, 2015

More than a dozen Marine Raiders are preparing for a 770-mile march to honor the lives of their fallen brothers on the one-year anniversary of a tragic Black Hawk helicopter crash that killed 11 troops off the coast of Florida.

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November 9, 2015

Marines gather to honor fallen brother’s memory

Story by Sgt Grace L. Waladkewics
Date Posted:11.09.2015 12:21

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C.- Marines and family members gathered at a New River Air Station Chapel with heavy hearts to honor the life and service of fallen Staff Sgt. Denver Sugano during a memorial service at Marine Corps Air Station New River, Nov. 4.

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November 5, 2015

Dress blues from the 1920s shed light on the inter-war years aboard Quantico

By Adele Uphaus-Conner | Marine Corps Base Quantico | November 5, 2015

Marine Corps Base Quantico -- Wally only remembers seeing his father Waldemar in his Marine Corps dress blue uniform once. He was a young boy watching his parents dress for a Halloween party.

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November 4, 2015

Remains of NY Marine Killed in '43 Pacific Battle Identified

Associated Press | Nov 04, 2015 | by Chris Carola

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Growing up in New York City, twins Michael and James Reilly did everything together. After the U.S. entered World War II, they enlisted in the Marines on the same day. When the leathernecks landed at Tarawa, the brothers were in the same assault wave.

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November 2, 2015

Rafael Peralta: Warship honoring Marine christened at Maine shipyard

DAVID SHARP, ASSOCIATED PRESS
9:54 AM, Nov 2, 2015 | 10:02 AM, Nov 2, 2015

BATH, Maine (AP) -- First in English, then in Spanish, the mother of a fallen Marine who shielded his comrades from an insurgent's grenade christened a new Navy destroyer in his honor.

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October 31, 2015

7 Things I’ve Learned Since the Loss of My Child

OCTOBER 31, 2015
by Angela Miller

Child loss is a loss like no other. One often misunderstood by many. If you love a bereaved parent or know someone who does, remember that even his or her “good” days are harder than you could ever imagine. Compassion and love, not advice, are needed. If you’d like an inside look into why the loss of a child is a grief that lasts forever, here is what I’ve learned in my seven years of trekking through the unimaginable.

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Images: USS Rafael Peralta

U.S. Marine Corps photos Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released
Date Posted:10.31.2015 22:10

The Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta's family members and friends, the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps were in attendance for the christening of the destroyer which was named after Sgt. Peralta who was killed during the second battle of Fallujah in 2004, Oct. 31, 2015.

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October 30, 2015

Marine Corps 'Tribute to the Fallen' Run Begins at Fort Gordon

The Augusta Chronicle, Ga. | Oct 30, 2015 | by Travis Highfield

With a steady drizzle falling on Fort Gordon's Barton Field, Sgt. Easton Bertelsen took a fistful of ammunition and began his 3.2-mile jog around a now-muddied track.

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October 24, 2015

Destroyer USS Rafael Peralta, named for Marine killed in Iraq, to be christened

By Beth Brogan
Bangor Daily News, Maine
Published: October 24, 2015

BATH, Maine (Tribune News Service) — The future USS Rafael Peralta, the 35th Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer to be built by Bath Iron Works, will be christened on Oct. 31.

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October 23, 2015

Video: 32nd Beirut Bombing Memorial Observance Ceremony

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Date Posted:10.23.2015 3:05PM

The 32nd Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony, a special ceremony to honor the fallen service members and survivors who served in Lebanon from 1958 to 1984 and in Grenada. was held at the Beirut Memorial in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Oct. 23.

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Family, friends of F/A-18 pilot killed in UK crash share tributes

By Jennifer Svan and Adam Mathis
Stars and Stripes
Published: October 23, 2015

Maj. Taj Sareen, the Marine Corps pilot killed Wednesday when his F/A-18C Hornet fighter jet crashed near RAF Lakenheath in England, left behind a young daughter and a close-knit family in Hillsborough, Calif.

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October 22, 2015

Marines Identify Maj. Taj Sareen as Pilot Killed in England Hornet Crash

By: Sam LaGrone
October 22, 2015 8:05 PM

The Marines have identified the pilot who died following a Wednesday fighter crash in England.

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October 17, 2015

26th MEU Marine Dies of Non-Combat Related Illness

Daily News Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 1:06 PM
Updated Oct 17, 2015 at 1:09 PM

A Camp Lejeune Marine has died of a non-combat related illness.

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October 9, 2015

Marines honor fallen during concert

Story by Sgt Cuong Le
Date Posted:10.09.2015 21:04

SAN FRANCISCO - The 1st Marine Division Band performed for civilians and service members during the “Honor the Fallen” concert Oct. 8, 2015, at the Marines Memorial Club and Hotel as part of San Francisco Fleet Week 2015.

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October 5, 2015

Fallen veterans exhibit leaves Columbia

Posted: Oct 3, 2015 6:52 PM by Adam Pressler, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Oct 5, 2015 6:50 PM

COLUMBIA - Saturday marked the final day of the Remember Our Fallen exhibit at the Columbia Mall. The moving exhibit honors soldiers who served during the Iraq War. The Missouri exhibit was unveiled in 2011 and honors 152 service members.

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October 4, 2015

Remembering Our Fallen

“Remembering Our Fallen” is a war memorial that consists of individual state memorials created to remember our country’s Fallen from The War on Terror since the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001. But unlike most war memorials made of brick and mortar, these are designed to travel so that more people can have the opportunity to remember our Fallen while being reminded of the tremendous cost of our freedom. Its legacy will be that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken.

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September 26, 2015

With Honor: Events set for Bonnyman memorial, funeral

WBIR Staff, WBIR6:48 p.m. EDT September 26, 2015

(WBIR - KNOXVILLE) The family of 1st Lt. Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman, Jr., honored with the Medal of Honor after he was killed during World War II, has scheduled three public events in conjunction with his burial in Knoxville.

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September 25, 2015

Bonnyman's bravery filmed in Oscar-winning documentary

Jim Matheny, WBIR 5:35 p.m. EDT September 25, 2015

(WBIR) East Tennessee has been home to several recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for military valor. However, Lt. Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman is the only recipient whose heroism and final moments alive can still be seen in stunning video that was recorded during a deadly battle.

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September 15, 2015

Iraq war vet releases music video ‘Day to Night’ in honor of Marine killed one year ago

By Michele Katz|September 15th, 2015|Military News, Popular, U.S. Marines

It’s probably not something civilians can ever really comprehend — your spouse “returning home” to receive a proper military burial after making the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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September 13, 2015

Deadly Camp Pendleton crash a 'tremendous blow to our battalion

'JULIE WATSON, Associated Press
10:46 AM, Sep 12, 2015 | 5:53 PM, Sep 13, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Six of 18 Marines injured in a rollover accident were listed in critical condition Friday, a day after the multi-ton truck carrying them flipped on a paved two-lane road at Camp Pendleton, killing a 21-year-old corporal from Louisiana, officials said.

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September 5, 2015

Uncle: Fallen Marine was 'one heck of a human being'

By Dianna Cahn
The Virginian-Pilot
Published: September 5, 2015

NORFOLK (Tribune News Service) — The exercise was complex and dangerous, involving rappelling and fast-ropes techniques on a moving helicopter that can enable a Hampton Roads-based anti-terror unit to get into difficult terrain where aircraft might not be able to land.

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August 30, 2015

Marine who fought in Battle of Guadalcanal dies at 96

By Matthew L. Schehl, Staff writer 9:45 a.m. EDT August 30, 2015

The Marine Corps lost one of its last surviving veterans of the Battle of Guadalcanal this month.

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August 16, 2015

Sacramento Man, 22, Identified As Marine Who Died After Hike At Camp Lejeune

August 16, 2015 3:22 PM

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Officials have identified the Marine who died after collapsing during a training hike at Camp Lejeune on the North Carolina coast.

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August 15, 2015

Video: Marine Forces Reserve, Navy Reserve, and City of Chattanooga Memorial Service for Fallen Service Members - W/ Graphics

DoD News Courtesy Video
Date Posted:08.15.2015 6:04PM

The Navy and Marine Corps family and the City of Chattanooga honor the fallen service members, express appreciation to the Chattanooga Police Department and emergency responders and thank the community for its support. Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Governor of Tennessee Bill Haslam, Sen. Bob Corker, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and City of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke are expected to attend.

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August 14, 2015

Fallen hero returns home to Rhode Island

Published: August 14, 2015, 12:36 pm Updated: August 15, 2015, 2:25 pm

BRISTOL, R.I. (WPRI) — A Bristol native who was struck down fighting for our country in Afghanistan will soon be laid to rest.

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August 13, 2015

Obituary for Matthew Christopher "Hollywood" Horn

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 13, 2015

Matthew Christopher "Hollywood" Horn (SGT USMC Ret.), graduated from MCRD Parris Island, SC in 2003, passed suddenly on Thursday July 30, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a decorated combat infantryman with the United States Marine Corps having served his country at Guantanamo Bay (GITMO), and two Tours of Duty in Iraq. He earned a Purple Heart for wounds received in action in January 2007 from enemy fire. He received the Combat Action Ribbon, Naval Commendation Medal with Combat V, Navy Unit Commendation with Bronze Star, Presidential Certificate of Appreciation, and numerous other military awards. Matthew was a warrior who was tender, helpful, gentle, kind and of a compassionate demeanor.

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August 12, 2015

Sculptor unveils likeness of first Marine EOD technician killed in Iraq War

By Kelly Humphrey
Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach
Published: August 12, 2015

EGLIN AFB (Tribune News Service) — According to his widow, Niceville resident Sara Clark, Gunnery Sgt. Michael Clark was a low-key, easy going Marine who didn't like a lot of fuss made over him. On Friday, however, Clark's family and friends gathered at the EOD Memorial Wall to remember him in a unique way.

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August 11, 2015

Brig. Gen. Frederick Payne Jr. dies at 104; Marine fighter ace in WWII

By STEVE CHAWKINS contact the reporter Obituaries Obituary Database
August 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

One day after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, Fritz Payne's Marine unit headed to sea on the aircraft carrier Saratoga.

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August 9, 2015

Oklahoma Patriot Guard Escorts Marine's Ashes On Trip Home To Georgia

Posted: Aug 09, 2015 8:08 PM CDT Updated: Aug 09, 2015 10:33 PM CDT

TULSA, Oklahoma - Oklahoma's Own helped a Marine reach his final resting place.

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Oklahoma Patriot Guard Escorts Marine's Ashes On Trip Home To Georgia

Posted: Aug 09, 2015 8:08 PM CDT Updated: Aug 09, 2015 10:33 PM CDT

TULSA, Oklahoma - Oklahoma's Own helped a Marine reach his final resting place.

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August 3, 2015

10 years later: From grief to fellowship for Lima Company survivors

By Holly Zachariah
The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio
Published: August 3, 2015

Note: This article has been corrected.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Tribune News Service) — Sara made the punch, and she lined up the plates of sandwiches and homemade cookies on the antique tables in the dining room of her old, brick farmhouse.

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July 30, 2015

PICTURE OF HEARTBREAK

By Army National Guard Sgt. Ken Scar, Headquarters Marine Corps
30 July 2015

ARLINGTON, Virginia -- I noticed her in my peripheral vision as I was lying in the grass trying to get a meaningful photograph of all the “60s” etched into the backs of the gravestones. She wore a wide-brimmed hat and khaki pants that made her look like a gardener, not a Gold star mother tending to her son’s grave. I kind of wanted to register the sight of her sitting on her knees gently fussing with her careful arrangement around his headstone as just that and move on. Section 60 is a holy place, after all, and the thought of approaching a stranger there is daunting. Should you, or shouldn’t you? This was my third time there and I never had - but something about her caught me.

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July 28, 2015

Two fallen Marines inducted into military school's memorial at Fort Meade

By Cindy Huang
July 27, 2015 4:34 P.M.

Two DINFOS gradates inducted into Hall of Heroes
Two Marines who died during a humanitarian mission in Nepal were inducted into the Defense Information School's Hall of Heroes Monday at Fort George G. Meade.

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July 27, 2015

Community Says Goodbye to Marine Slain in Chattanooga

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) | Jul 27, 2015 | by Stephen Montemayor

GRANTSBURG, Wis. -- The line to enter Grantsburg Senior High School to say goodbye to Sgt. Carson Holmquist snaked around a berm in front of the school Saturday for much of the two hours the community was welcome at his visitation.

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July 25, 2015

Wisconsin town says goodbye to 25-year-old Marine father killed in Tennessee shootings with honor guard salute

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER and ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 15:08 EST, 25 July 2015 | UPDATED: 18:56 EST, 25 July 2015

A small Wisconsin town said goodbye on Saturday to a Marine killed in the recent attack on a Navy-Marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Tarawa Marines Return Home After 70 Years

U.S. Marine Corps video by Staff Sgt. Jason W. Fudge // RELEASED
Date Posted:07.25.2015 8:12AM

U.S. Marines travel to Tarawa, Kiribati to participate in a repatriation ceremony July 25, 2015. During the ceremony the remains of approximately 36 U.S. Marines who had fallen during World War II at the Battle of Tarawa were loaded onto a Marine Corps C-130J Hercules aircraft for transport back to the U.S.

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July 24, 2015

Body Of Slain Marine Comes Home To Springfield

By RACHEL LOMBARDI
July 24, 2015 10:20 P.M.

SPRINGFIELD — On a sunny, warm Friday afternoon, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, a fallen hero, came home.

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July 22, 2015

Mike Battery is here': After loss, Marines regroup, move forward

July 22nd, 2015
by Shelly Bradburyin Local Regional News Read

The Marines of Mike Battery rolled into Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park early Monday morning in T-shirts and polos, shorts and jeans, unsure of exactly why they'd been called to the park.

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July 19, 2015

Slain petty officer remembered as husband, baseball player

Mark D. Faram, Staff writer 9:26 a.m. EDT July 19, 2015

The shocking attack on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, claimed another life early Saturday morning: a 24-year old petty officer and father who loved baseball and had just re-enlisted on shore duty after three years on a big deck amphib.

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July 18, 2015

Fallen Chattanooga Marines include recent grad, Iraq and Afghanistan vets

By Heath Druzin
Stars and Stripes
Published: July 18, 2015

It’s the knock at the door parents worry about when their children are at war, but one they never expect when they’re not deployed.

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July 17, 2015

4 Slain Marines in Chattanooga Attack Have Been Identified

by Fox News Insider
July 17, 2015 8:19 a.m.

Details are emerging about the Marines who were killed yesterday in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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MARINES IDENTIFIED IN CHATTANOOGA SHOOTING

By Courtesy Story , Headquarters Marine Corps
17 Jul 2015

PENTAGON -- It is with deep regret and heartfelt sorrow that the Marine Corps can officially confirm that the following Marines were killed on July 16, 2015, at the combined Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee:

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July 1, 2015

Long lost, Medal of Honor recipient’s remains found, to be returned

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 9:40 pm | Updated: 12:01 am, Wed Jul 1, 2015.
By Margaret Wright

A white marker at the Santa Fe National Cemetery is inscribed with the name of Marine 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. But the plot beneath it is empty, mirroring the void Bonnyman’s family has lived with since his death more than 70 years ago in World War II.

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June 11, 2015

‘He would never leave a Marine behind’

By John Vandiver
Stars and Stripes
Published: June 11, 2015

The target was an expert bomb maker, suspected of killing numerous U.S. and NATO troops in western Afghanistan.

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June 3, 2015

Sheryl Sandberg wrote a beautiful essay about the sudden death of her husband and dealing with grief

by Alyson Shontell
JUN. 3, 2015, 11:28 AM

Sheryl Sandberg lost her husband, Dave Goldberg, 30 days ago in a tragic treadmill accident while on vacation in Mexico.

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Family, friends remember Aurora woman as 'most passionate Marine

Susan Sarkauskas
6/3/2015

Marine Cpl. Sara A. Medina of Aurora loved everything about being a Marine.
"She loved the brotherhood, the PT (physical training), the rank structure, the uniform, everything," said her fiance, Marine Sgt. Devon Henderson.

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May 24, 2015

A 'family hero' of Vietnam War will be remembered at military cemetery

By Brittny Mejia
May 24, 2015 9:05 P.M.

Monteen Purdie cut the strings off an apron, then starched and ironed them before delicately placing them inside a card for her son.

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May 22, 2015

HonorThem: Marine Widow Talks Fallen Hero’s Life, Legacy

Posted on May 22, 2015
By Katie Lange
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Destiny Flynn is in Arlington, Virginia, this Memorial Day. It’s a trip she’s made several times with her husband, Marine Corps Special Operations Staff Sgt. Liam Flynn, when he wasn’t deployed or in training.

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Second Marine killed in Hawaii Osprey crash identified

By Gina Harkins, Staff writer 1:58 p.m. EDT May 22, 2015
UPDATE: Marine officials released a correction on Lance Cpl. Matthew Determan's hometown on May 22.

Corps officials have identified the second Marine to die as a result of Sunday's MV-22B Osprey crash as Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan of Ahwatukee, Arizona.

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May 19, 2015

Corps identifies Marine killed in Hawaii Osprey crash

Staff report 10:06 a.m., May 19, 2015

The Marine killed after an MV-22B Osprey made a hard landing in Hawaii on Sunday was identified as Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Barron, of Spokane, Washington.

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May 17, 2015

Corps identifies 6 Marines killed in Nepal helicopter crash

By Gina Harkins, Staff writer 12:59 p.m. EDT May 17, 2015

The Corps identified the two officers and four enlisted Marines who were killed in last week's helicopter crash in Nepal.

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Six U.S. Marines Killed in Helicopter Crash Over Nepal Identified

BY ELISHA FIELDSTADT
First published May 17th 2015, 9:41 am

The six U.S. Marines who died in a helicopter crash while supporting earthquake relief efforts in Nepal were identified Sunday morning.

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May 15, 2015

Carter: DoD ‘Heavy With Grief’ After Helo Crash in Nepa

lDoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter today expressed his anguish after the U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopter reported missing in Nepal May 12 was found to have crashed in the mountains.

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April 1, 2015

Military kennel building named in honor of Sgt. Joshua R. Ashley

by Cpl Immanuel Johnson
Date Taken:03.27.2015 | Date Posted:04.01.2015 16:43

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Close friends, family, and Marines who knew Sgt. Joshua Ashley came to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 27, 2015 to pay their respects to him while attending the commemorative naming of 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion’s Military Working Dog Kennel Building, which was named in his honor.

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March 27, 2015

A final salute for Michigan Marine killed in chopper crash

By Christina Hall
Detroit Free Press (Tribune News Service)
Published: March 27, 2015

When Marine Staff Sgt. Marcus Bawol came home to Detroit to visit family, he attended mass in his uniform — proud to be serving his country.

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March 25, 2015

5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About The Medal Of Honor

March 25th, 2015 | By Sgt. Fareeza Ali

Conspicuous gallantry…selfless bravery…undaunted courage…unwavering devotion…above and beyond the call of duty” — These are common phrases found throughout the Medal of Honor citations for Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Cpl. Jason Dunham and other Marine recipients of our nation’s highest military award. These Marines displayed the qualities of the ultimate hero through their actions and sacrifice, but they’re not the only ones who have these traits. There are many others in our nation’s history whose actions were found deserving of this award.

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March 16, 2015

News: La. National Guardsmen in crash identified, remembered

Courtesy story
Date Posted:03.16.2015 14:04

NEW ORLEANS – Four Louisiana National Guardsmen from the 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 244th Aviation Regiment who died in a training accident, March 10, have been identified.

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March 13, 2015

Names of 7 Marines killed in helicopter crash released

By EMERY P. DALESIO and TAMARA LUSH
March 14, 2015, 9 hours ago

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — The Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a training mission in Florida was carrying seven special operations Marines forces based in North Carolina, along with four National Guard soldiers from Louisiana. All were killed.

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Marine killed in crash was awarded Silver Star for heroism four days earlier

Associated Press
Friday, March 13, 2015 2:35pm

Seif, 26, was given the Silver Star in a room full of his fellow Marines. He walked arm-in-arm with his wife after the ceremony. The boy who grew up playing soldier in his Michigan back yard was hailed by one of his superiors, Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, as a selfless person who put himself in the line of fire so that Sgt. Justin Hansen wouldn't be left behind.

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Marine killed by plane crash on Arizona runway identified

The Associated Press 3:05 p.m. EDT March 13, 2015

YUMA, Ariz. — Marine Corps officials have released the identity of a Marine who died after a civilian airplane crashed on a runway at a southwest Arizona military base.

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March 12, 2015

9 bodies ID'd in Army helicopter crash, Guard says

Kevin Robinson, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal 8:07 p.m. EDT March 12, 2015

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. — The bodies of all but two servicemen have been recovered after an Army helicopter crash off the Florida Panhandle, military officials said Thursday.

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February 22, 2015

Why 70-year-old Iwo Jima photo became iconic

By Ruth Ben-Ghiat
Updated 10:31 PM ET, Sun February 22, 2015

(CNN)Seventy years ago, on February 23, two American flags were planted on the peak of Mount Suribachi, located on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Coming five days into one of the most ferocious battles of World War II, the first flag-raising, by a group of United States Marines, was emotional, and a Marine photographer captured it.

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February 20, 2015

Marine dies during training at Camp Pendleton

By Tony Perry
February 20, 2015 7:50 A.M.

A Marine has died during training at Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps said.

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From one Marine to another: Iwo Jima recollections

By Meredith Tibbetts
Stars and Stripes
Published: February 20, 2015

TRIANGLE, Va. — Marine Corps veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima gathered at the National Museum of the Marine Corps on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, as part of ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary.

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February 19, 2015

Marine dies in training at Camp Pendleton

The Associated Press 7:03 p.m. EST February 19, 2015

MAYBEE, Mich. — The family of a southeastern Michigan Marine says the 25-year-old was killed in a training accident at Camp Pendleton in California.

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February 13, 2015

Survivors honored, remember battle for Iwo Jima 70 years ago

Story by Sgt Melissa Karnath
Date Posted:02.13.2015 15:25

FORT SILL, Okla. - Veterans of the battle of Iwo Jima participated in a reunion hosted by the Marine Artillery Detachment at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Feb. 12, 2015.

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February 12, 2015

POW/MIA agency dig site could hold Marine missing from Vietnam War

By Matthew M. Burke
Stars and Stripes
Published: February 12, 2015

The newly established Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has dispatched a remains recovery team to the Cambodian island of Koh Tang, where three Marines were left behind following the final battle of the Vietnam War.

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February 3, 2015

N.J. Marine killed in Vietnam will get posthumous Purple Heart

By Katie Lannan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on February 03, 2015 at 8:30 AM, updated February 05, 2015 at 12:16 PM

ELIZABETH — A Marine first lieutenant who landed his aircraft under heavy enemy fire to rescue four of his fellow Marines will be honored posthumously with a Purple Heart on Saturday.

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January 30, 2015

Local marine remembered after fatal helicopter crash

By Christina Mora, Anchor/Reporter
Published On: Jan 26 2015 05:44:33 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 26 2015 06:16:42 PM EST

Friends and family are remembering an Oldham County native who died in a helicopter crash in California on Friday

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January 27, 2015

Obituary: Elizabeth Kealey / Marine Corps pilot didn't waver in wake of challenges

January 27, 2015 12:00 AM
By Jill Harkins / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When Marine Capt. Elizabeth Kealey returned from a deployment during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, she showed her mom, Chris Kealey-Thompson, photographs of her helicopter covered in bullet holes.

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January 25, 2015

2 Marines identified in deadly California helicopter crash


The Associated Press
Published: January 25, 2015

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — Two Marine Corps officers killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in the Southern California desert were remembered Sunday as talented pilots.

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Marines name pilots killed in helicopter crash

Posted 12:01 PM, January 25, 2015, Updated at 04:52PM, January 25, 2015
By FOX 5 Digital Team

SAN DIEGO – The identities of the two Camp Pendleton Marines killed in a helicopter crash in Twentynine Palms were released Sunday.

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January 19, 2015

A South Philly Marine's final mission

By Jason Nark, Philadelphia Daily News
Published: January 19, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (Tribune News Service) — Up in the high desert of northeastern Utah near the Colorado border, a teen with a jawline as rugged as the surrounding mountain ranges decided early in life that he was a Marine.

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January 14, 2015

Our Legacy: John L’Abbe, Battle of Tarawa hero

Story by 1LT Sarah Burns
Date Posted:01.14.2015 15:06

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - “I was hit with a grenade in the leg. While I was down lying on the beach, a Japanese officer – I think he was a warrant officer – came. We looked at each other, and I saw he had his sword. So I put my arm over my head and rolled. He got my arm, and I grabbed it (his sword) and got him.” – John L. L’Abbe

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December 7, 2014

REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR ABOARD THE USS MIDWAY

By SD6 Assignment Desk
Story Published: Dec 7, 2014 at 10:55 AM PST
Story Updated: Dec 7, 2014 at 2:09 PM PST

A memorial ceremony was held Sunday morning on the USS Midway to mark the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, an event that launched the United States' entry into World War II.

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November 19, 2014

Marine who died in Okinawa identified

By Derrick Perkins, Staff writer 12:05 p.m. EST November 19, 2014

Corps officials have identified the Japan-based Marine who was pronounced dead on Tuesday after being found unresponsive in his barracks as Lance Cpl. Michael A. Tuttle, 21, of Fountaintown, Indiana.

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November 10, 2014

Khe Sanh veterans remember fellow Marines at Vietnam War's bloodiest battle

By Joe DePriest
The Charlotte Observer (MCT)
Published: November 10, 2014

They met on a hill in a far corner of Vietnam.

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November 8, 2014

Marine Corps Flags at Arlington National Cemetery

Photos by SSgt Mark Fayloga
Date Posted:11.08.2014 13:59

Since his wife, Linda, passed away in 2010, Lt. Col. Laurence K. Burgess has returned each year the Saturday before the Marine Corps' birthday to place Marine Corps flags in Arlington National Cemetery.

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November 7, 2014

Remembering Fallujah 10 years later

By Joshua Stewart, Staff writer 12:49 p.m. EST November 7, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – It has been a decade since Marines fought for their lives — and their brothers-in-arms — in Iraq's bloodiest battles, which would spark a turning point in the eight-year war.

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November 6, 2014

Mother of fallen Marine creates full-length ballet tribute to his life

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff writer 1:58 p.m. EST November 6, 2014

When theatergoers attend a performance of the ballet "Colin" at Virginia's Hylton Performing Arts Center this weekend, among the first performers they'll see are two real active-duty Marines, clad in their dress blue uniforms.

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November 5, 2014

Marine commanders reflect on 13 years of war in Afghanistan

By Hope Hodge Seck
Nov. 5, 2014 - 06:08PM

It was late 2010, and Sgt. Philip A. McCulloch Jr. was locked into what may have been the darkest battle of America’s longest war.

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November 1, 2014

Afghanistan: A father's journey in the footsteps of his fallen son

By Fergal Keane
BBC News
27 October 2014 Last updated at 07:43 ET

Tony Lewis's son Conrad was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011. His father travelled to the country to try to understand what he died for.

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October 28, 2014

Marine corporal is reclassified as 1st to die in Operation Inherent Resolve

By Jennifer Hlad
Stars and Stripes
Published: October 28, 2014

The death of Marine Cpl. Jordan L. Spears has been reclassified to indicate he died in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

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October 26, 2014

U.S. Marine from Midland dies during training at Fort Bragg

By Brad Devereaux
October 26, 2014 at 4:04 PM, updated October 26, 2014 at 4:11 PM

MIDLAND, MI — A 24-year-old Marine from Midland died during a training exercise at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, according to his obituary and the Associated Press.

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October 24, 2014

Riverside Marine dies in Iraq, second to die in Islamic State mission

By Tony Perry, W.J. Hennigan
October 24, 2014

A 19 year-old Marine from Riverside has died in Iraq, becoming the second U.S. military member to die as the U.S. fights the advance of Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, a specialist in the use of mortars, died in a “non-combat related incident” Thursday in Baghdad, the Department of Defense announced Friday. The incident is under investigation.

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October 23, 2014

Fallen Marine awarded Bronze Star for heroism in 'Operation Nightmare'

Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:36AM
By Hope Hodge Seck

The family of fallen Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian accepted his Bronze Star with combat “V” device last week for heroism in Afghanistan.

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October 6, 2014

Marine Lost at Sea Was Living Dream: Father

The Navy called off the search for Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, on Thursday
By Vanessa Herrera
Monday, Oct 6, 2014 • Updated at 4:13 PM PDT

The father of a Marine corporal presumed dead at sea says it was his son’s childhood dream to serve.

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September 28, 2014

Lighting ceremony held for fallen Missouri soldiers

BY McKenzie Pendergrass
Sunday, September 28, 2014 | 9:07 p.m. CDT; updated 7:10 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 29, 2014

COLUMBIA — Paper bags imprinted with gold stars and holding sand and a small candle lined the pathway, honoring fallen military veterans and their families. As the crowd placed the bags on a walkway to Cosmo-Bethel Lake, volunteers handed out small American flags to place next to the luminaries.

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Gold Star families gather to remember

by Garrett Bergquist
Posted: 09.28.2014 at 10:16 PM

COLUMBIA -- Hundreds of luminaries lined a pathway at Bethel Park Sunday evening as families of fallen mid-Missouri servicemembers marked Gold Star Mothers Day.

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September 22, 2014

Procession for fallen Marine runs through Stafford

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
September 22nd, 2014

The Stafford’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Strength and Honor Motorcycle Club will escort the body of a fallen Marine Tuesday from Dover Air Force Base to Covenant Funeral Service at Stafford Courthouse.

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September 17, 2014

Marine from Suffolk killed in Afghanistan

By Ali Rockett alrockett@dailypress.com
5:00 p.m. EDT, September 17, 2014

A Marine from Suffolk was killed in Afghanistan this week, according to a U.S. Department of Defense statement.

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August 26, 2014

Poem Carried By Fallen Marine Stolen From Family

By Colleen Curry
Aug. 26, 2014

The family of a U.S. Marine who was killed in Afghanistan last year is heartbroken after a thief stole the only remaining memento he had with him when he was killed: a poem.

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August 11, 2014

Bringing home the fallen Marines of Tarawa

By Chip Reid CBS News August 11, 2014, 8:08 PM

TARAWA -- The Republic of Keera-Bass is a nation of 33 islands straddling the equator in the central Pacific Ocean.

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July 15, 2014

Legendary Marine Maj. Zembiec, the ‘Lion of Fallujah,’ died in the service of the CIA

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff
July 15 at 8:49 PM

In the foyer of the Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters, there is a marble wall covered in stars. They are carved divots that represent those who have fallen in the service of the CIA. Below them, jutting out from the polished rock, is a black book entombed in a case of glass and steel. The book is a guide to the stars, giving the names of some of those who died and withholding the names of others.

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June 29, 2014

Marine's journey ends with ultimate sacrifice

Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 9:56 am

By TOM SILEO The Unknown Soldiers

On April 4, U.S. Marine Cpl. Brandon Garabrant updated his Facebook page as the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion left North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune for Afghanistan.

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June 27, 2014

Stafford County residents welcome home fallen Marine

Posted: Jun 27, 2014 6:40 AM CST Updated: Jun 27, 2014 7:07 PM CST
By Tom Fitzgerald, FOX 5 Reporter

STAFFORD, Va. -

It was a solemn welcome home ceremony for a local Marine killed in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. David Stewart was one of three Marines killed last week. His body arrived home to Stafford County in a patriotic motorcade Friday afternoon.

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June 24, 2014

Iowa Marine dies in attack in Afghanistan

William Petroski, bpetrosk@dmreg.com 8:45 a.m. CDT June 24, 2014

An Ottumwa native known as a hard worker who was always kind to his classmates was one of three Marines killed in a Taliban attack as the United States draws down its military forces in Afghanistan.

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June 23, 2014

Family Mourns Marine Killed in Afghanistan

By David Culver
Jun 23, 2014

Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver talks with the father and the wife of a local Marine who died in Afghanistan.

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June 17, 2014

Marine killed in Afghanistan awarded Bronze Star for bravery

By Tony Perry
June 17, 2014

A Marine killed in Afghanistan was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star for bravery Monday in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton attended by his family members.

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June 4, 2014

Chester Nez, last of original group of Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 93

By Felicia Fonseca
The Associated Press
Published: June 4, 2014

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The language he once was punished for speaking in school became Chester Nez's primary weapon in World War II.

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May 30, 2014

Fallen Marine’s mom seeks help recovering medallion stolen from son’s headstone

By Jolene Cleaver, jcleaver@oneidadispatch.com,, @DispatchCleaver on Twitter
Posted: 05/30/14, 8:50 AM EDT

ONEIDA>>City resident Vicky Arnold is asking for the public’s help in finding a U.S. Marine Corps medal that is missing from son’s headstone in Oneida Castle cemetery.

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May 26, 2014

President Obama lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

BY newsdesk May 26, 2014 at 10:33 AM EDT

President Obama, back in Washington after his surprise trip to visit troops in Afghanistan, appeared at Arlington National Cemetery this morning to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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May 25, 2014

US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press
Updated 11:00 am, Sunday, May 25, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain, speaking Sunday to a congregation that has tied gold ribbons on the church's fence in honor of fallen soldiers since the Iraq War began, lauded the sacrifice of veterans around the world as President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for Memorial Day.

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May 24, 2014

James Capodanno, who kept alive memory of his brother, Father Vincent Capodanno, dies at 94

By Tom Wrobleski
May 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM, updated May 24, 2014 at 2:18 PM

ELTINGVILLE – James Capodanno, a World War II Marine Corps veteran who kept alive the memory of his hero brother, the Rev. Vincent R. Capodanno, has died at the age of 94, his family said.

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April 22, 2014

A Decade Later, a Marine’s Selfless Actions Live On

On the anniversary of his death, a look at what has kept alive the legacy of Cpl. Jason L. Dunham.

Corps Connections, Features // April 22nd, 2014 // By Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dunn

A little more than 10 years ago, Cpl. Jason L. Dunham was just one of many Marines serving with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. But one split-second decision on April 14, 2004, secured his place as a Marine Corps hero who will never be forgotten.

Their son’s story is a two-parter: the time he lived in the tangible world, and after.

He was an athlete, a prankster and a protector, and when he became a man, he was too soon gone, dead at 22.

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April 11, 2014

Marine shot at Camp Lejeune took bullet for a friend

Therese Apel, The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger 11:56 a.m. EDT April 11, 2014

Twins Mike and Mark Boterf knew when they decided to go into the Marines together during wartime that they might not come out of it together.

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April 10, 2014

Dad: Marine Killed At Front Gate Overcame Physical Hurdles to Join Corps

Updated: Thu 6:31 PM, Apr 10, 2014

The father of the 21-year-old Marine killed in an accidental shooting says his son overcame physical hurdles to join his two other brothers in the Marine Corps.

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April 9, 2014

North Texas Marine killed in Camp Lejeune shooting

Associated Press
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:23 PM
Updated yesterday at 10:37 PM

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday that the fatal shooting of a North texas Marine on guard duty by a colleague at a North Carolina base appears to have been an accident.

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April 8, 2014

Viral video shows Magnificent Bastards lined up for miles, saluting Gold Star families during Ramadi 10th memorial ceremony

April 8th, 2014 | Battle Rattle | Posted by James Sanborn

A recent video posted to Facebook captures a touching gesture of respect and honor. In it, members of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, line miles of road to salute the families of fallen Marines on their way to an April 6 memorial aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., that marked the 10th anniversary of the battle of Ramadi.

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March 19, 2014

Racing Facebook: A New Challenge for the Military Community

19th March 2014
Originally posted Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:38 AM |

The morning of September 22, 2013 was a typical one for Theresa Jones. She was 8 and a half months into a deployment that had been extended due to the Syrian crisis. Her husband Landon, a helicopter pilot, was attached to a squadron stationed on the USS Nimitz. Her newborn son Hunter, born while her husband was deployed, was hungry and needed to be fed.

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March 8, 2014

Deployed Marines gather to remember fallen brother

Story by Cpl. Joshua Young | Regional Command Southwest | Date: 03.08.2014

Marines and sailors with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, gathered to remember a fallen brother aboard Camp Leatherneck, March 7.

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March 4, 2014

Maj. Kurt Chew-Een Lee, Asian-American Marines trailblazer dies at 88

By Madison Park, CNN
Updated 8:07 AM ET, Thu March 6, 2014

Maj. Kurt Chew-Een Lee, the first Asian-American U.S. Marine Corps officer, rose through the ranks beginning his career from World War II to the Vietnam War.

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March 3, 2014

Scholarships set up for kids of fallen Pendleton Marines

Scholarship given to kids of Camp Pendleton Marines killed in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal accident

By Linda McIntosh
11:39 a.m.March 3, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON — Children of four Camp Pendleton Marines killed in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal accident last November are getting scholarships to attend college.

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February 20, 2014

Battle of Iwo Jima remembrance at Pendleton

Camp Pendleton Marine in "Sands of Iwo Jima" to attend

By Linda McIntosh
11 a.m.Feb. 20, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON — A commemoration of the 69th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima is set for Saturday at Camp Pendleton.

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February 17, 2014

Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

By Mike Voorheis - StarNews of Wilmington
Published: Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:34 AM.

Master Sgt. Aaron Torian was remembered Sunday as a dedicated Marine, family man and superior physical specimen by several communities who grew to respect him. Torian died Saturday while deployed in Afghanistan.

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In Afghan war’s twilight, two farewells in Mass.

US role ebbs, but pain for families will not recede

By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff
February 17, 2014

Erin Vasselian left her job at Starbucks an hour early on Dec. 23, her mind swirling with thoughts of Christmas preparations and a husband stationed with the Marines half a world away in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan.

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February 7, 2014

Documenting bravery of Korean War heroes

'Finnigan's War' film honors grandfather, others who fought 1950-1953

By Gretel C. Kovach
1:28 p.m. Feb. 7, 2014

Toward the end of “Finnigan’s War,” a documentary about Korean War veterans, filmmaker Conor Timmis stands in a clearing in the trees, one hand resting on a tall stone inscribed in memory of Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr.

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January 23, 2014

Memorial Honors Marine’s Life of Service

Story by MSgt Pauline Franklin
Date Posted:01.23.2014 02:42

HAGATNA, Guam – Family, friends, elected officials and Marines, past and present, gathered Saturday to pay tribute to the first Chamorro, or native of the Marianas Islands, from Guam to achieve the rank of brigadier general.

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January 16, 2014

Marine dies in swimming pool at Camp Pendleton during recon test

By Hope Hodge Seck
Jan. 16, 2014 - 06:44PM

A junior Marine died this week in a swimming pool at Camp Pendleton, Calif., while completing a water skills test, Marine Corps officials said this week.

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January 15, 2014

Navy Cross for fallen Marine SpecOps leaders

Two from Camp Pendleton fought off inside attack from Afghan policeman

By Gretel C. Kovach
2:41 p.m.Jan. 15, 2014
Updated3:08 p.m.

Two Marines from a Camp Pendleton special operations unit will be posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the nation’s second-highest medal for valor in combat.

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January 14, 2014

Gouverneur Marine's Family Upset Over Funeral 'Nightmare'

Story Published: Jan 14, 2014 at 5:06 PM EST
Story Updated: Jan 14, 2014 at 7:08 PM EST

It's been one week since Marine Private First Class Skyler Way was found dead in a car submerged in canal near Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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January 8, 2014

Troopers identify Camp Lejeune Marines found dead in submerged vehicle

Posted: Jan 08, 2014 9:44 AM CST Updated: Jan 08, 2014 1:48 PM CST
By: WECT Staff

CAMPE LEJEUNE, NC (WECT) - The Highway Patrol has identified the two Camp Lejeune Marines who were found dead inside a submerged vehicle, according to WITN.

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Afghan soldier who murdered Marine awaits execution

Jan. 8, 2014 - 09:01PM

An Afghan soldier who killed a Marine lance corporal in a green-on-blue attack in 2012 is now awaiting execution in Afghanistan after being convicted of murder by a local court, according to Marine officials and court documents.

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Family members identify Lejeune Marines killed on Catfish Lake Road

Mom of victim: Road "is nothing but a death hole"

By Justine Borst, Producer
POSTED: 4:58 AM Jan 08 2014

CRAVEN COUNTY -
Two missing Camp Lejeune Marines were found dead in an overturned car late Tuesday night.

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December 25, 2013

Abington Marine dies in Afghanistan

Town’s first combat loss since Vietnam

Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Erin Smith

The Abington community was left mourning the loss yesterday of a young U.S. Marine — the town’s first serviceman to die in combat since the Vietnam War.

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December 23, 2013

Fallen Marine, his sister's 'superhero,' laid to rest

Monday, December 23, 2013
By:
Laurel J. Sweet

FAIRHAVEN - U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew R. "Smiley" Rodriguez lived by his tattoo bearing the words: "For those I love, I will sacrifice," his proud sister told a packed church today in the fishing town where her little brother learned to laugh and love during his 19 brief years.

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December 18, 2013

Fairhaven Marine killed in Afghanistan returning home Thursday

By Ariel Wittenberg
awittenberg@s-t.com
December 18, 2013 1:45 PM

Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez will be coming home Thursday in a dignified transfer ceremony at the New Bedford Airport.

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December 15, 2013

Thousands converge on Arlington for Wreaths Across America event

By Kevin Miller
Portland Press Herald, Maine
Published: December 15, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va. — Thousands of people gathered at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday to lay 143,000 Maine-made wreaths on veterans’ graves, helped along by a last-minute surge of donations that enabled organizers to surpass their goal.

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December 14, 2013

Wreaths Across America honors U.S. veterans

Photos by Jared Soares / For The Washington Post
Dec. 14, 2013

Volunteers and family members placed more than 100,000 remembrance wreaths on headstones throughout Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday.

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December 13, 2013

Marine from Fairhaven killed in Afghanistan

By Steve Urbon
also by Ariel Wittenberg
surbon@s-t.com; awittenberg@s-t.com
December 13, 2013 12:00 AM

A Fairhaven Marine has been killed in Afghanistan while conducting combat operations.

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December 1, 2013

One year later, remembering a fallen Marine

Posted at: 12/01/2013 2:16 AM | Updated at: 12/01/2013 3:59 PM
By: Steve Flamisch

MECHANICVILLE – U.S. Marine Lance Corporals Anthony Denier and Erik Jacobsen were "six feet away" from one another when an enemy combatant opened fire in Afghanistan on Dec. 2, 2012.

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November 14, 2013

Four Marines killed in Camp Pendleton explosion identified

Four Marines killed in Camp Pendleton explosion identified
By Jennifer Hlad
Stars and Stripes
Published: November 14, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Marine officials have identified the four explosive ordnance disposal Marines killed Wednesday in an accident at an artillery impact area on base.

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Fallen Marines sought dangerous job

Bomb disposal techs were from close-knit community stunned by stateside loss

By Gretel C. Kovach
6:48 p.m.Nov. 14, 2013
Updated8:53 p.m.

The four Marines killed Wednesday while clearing unexploded ordnance from a training range at Camp Pendleton had volunteered for one of the most dangerous jobs in the military. Every bomb disposal technician does.

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Press Release #13-043 Identification of Four Marines killed in accident aboard Camp Pendleton

November 14, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif --

Four Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines were killed in an explosion at approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday during range maintenance operations to dispose of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Zulu impact area aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

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November 13, 2013

4 Marines killed at Camp Pendleton during range maintenance operation

By CNN Staff
updated 5:43 PM EST, Wed November 13, 2013

(CNN) -- Four Marines were killed Wednesday during a range maintenance operation at Camp Pendleton in California, the military said.

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November 11, 2013

UK Veterans, You Mean Something To Us Also. Harold Jellicoe Percival, a veteran of Bomber Command in WWII, died last month aged 99. There was nobody to attend his funeral.

A Veteran Died With Nobody To Attend His Funeral — What Happened Next Was Incredibly Moving.

Posted on November 11, 2013

Harold Jellicoe Percival, a veteran of Bomber Command in WWII, died last month aged 99. The death notice in his local paper said that there was nobody to attend his funeral.

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November 7, 2013

In Memory of

David Leslie Finlayson
March 20, 1988 - November 7, 2013

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October 22, 2013

Echoing through history: The lessons of Beirut remain relevant today

By Gina Harkins
Staff Writer
Oct. 22, 2013 - 11:31PM

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — On a quiet Sunday morning in Beirut, Lebanon, 30 years ago, a truck laden with explosives careened toward the barracks housing U.S. Marines on a peacekeeping mission. The explosion that followed, the largest non-nuclear bomb in history up to that point, leveled the building and killed 241 American troops, including 220 Marines.

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Teacher Who Died Trying To End Shooting Remembered As A Hero

By Scott Neuman
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Michael Landsberry, the 45-year-old middle school math teacher and Afghan War veteran who was killed Monday trying to talk down a student shooter at a Nevada middle school, is being remembered as a hero.

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October 19, 2013

Family, friends celebrate life of fallen U.S. Marine

by Matt Doyle
Story Created: Oct 19, 2013
Story Updated: Oct 19, 2013

Milwaukee -- "We just knew we had to get up here for it," U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Brian Harris said.

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October 11, 2013

Jabe Austin Hammack

Published in The Star-Herald from Oct. 10 to Oct. 12, 2013

Our Hero that wore combat boots, United States Marine Lance Corporal Jabe Austin Hammack, 20, of Gering unexpectedly passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at Camp Pendleton in Calif.

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October 10, 2013

Local group sends checks to families of Marine, soldier

Pentagon says foundation to pay death benefits.

By FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm

The founder of a Columbia-based group that supports Marines praised the stopgap measure announced yesterday to provide death benefits to families of fallen soldiers and again called on Congress to end the government shutdown.

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October 9, 2013

Group Raises Money for Fallen Soldiers

by Mark Slavit
Posted: 10.09.2013 at 6:15 PM

A Columbia-based not-for-profit group supporting military families collected $40,000 during the past 24 hours.

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October 8, 2013

Local group raises money for family of dead Marine

Death gratuity is not being paid during government shutdown.

By Rudi Keller
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Columbia-based not-for-profit Marine Parents raised $10,000 in an hour on Tuesday afternoon, its founder said, when it learned that military death benefits were not being paid and a Wisconsin family needed help covering in the burial and transportation expenses for Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Collins Jr., who died Saturday in Afghanistan.

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Marine Parents Raise $10,000 to Support Marine Funeral Costs

Posted: Oct 8, 2013 7:53 PM by Hailee Hopkins, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Oct 8, 2013 10:24 PM

COLUMBIA - Due to the U.S. government shut down, military families who have lost their loved ones have not been able to receive death benefits.

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October 3, 2013

Capt. Will Swenson, next Medal of Honor recipient, sends touching invitation to Gold Star families

October 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Dan Lamothe

Former Army Capt. Will Swenson will receive the Medal of Honor on Oct. 15, more than four years after he and other U.S. forces tried desperately to find and save three Marines and a Navy corpsman who were trapped under heavy fire in the infamous Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan.

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September 26, 2013

Navy names destroyer after decorated Marine who died at Fallujah

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Published: September 26, 2013

A Marine who died while shielding fellow Marines from a grenade blast during the 2004 battle for Fallujah in Iraq has been honored during a ship-naming ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.

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September 18, 2013

Marine killed, four injured in AAV fire at 29 Palms

By Hope Hodge Seck
Staff Writer
Sep. 18, 2013 - 12:50PM

A Marine was killed and four others injured when an Amphibious Assault Vehicle caught fire Monday morning at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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September 10, 2013

Marine cycles cross-county to honor fallen comrades

By Linda McIntosh
6 a.m.Sept. 10, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON — A retired Marine is cycling cross-country to visit American Gold Star Mothers and honor comrades killed in combat.

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August 30, 2013

New York City soldier Michael Ollis, 24, killed by Afghan rebels

‘Tragically, (Michael) gave his last full measure of devotion in protecting his country, and our freedoms,’ Mayor Bloomberg said. The Staten Island resident, whose family had a military tradition, died Wednesday in Ghani Province in an attack that involved an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

By Ginger Adams Otis / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Friday, August 30, 2013, 11:51 AM

Growing up on Staten Island, Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis dreamed of being like his father and grandfather and serving in the U.S. Army.

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August 29, 2013

Marines to hike 81 miles over Labor Day weekend to honor Fallujah heroes

August 29th, 2013
Posted by Gina Harkins

A group of Marine reservists are leading a three-day, 81 mile hike in Florida this weekend to honor those who died in the Battle of Fallujah in 2004.

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August 28, 2013

Fallen Pendleton Marines to be honored

General spearheading effort to honor every fallen member of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines Association

By Linda McIntosh
6:30 a.m.Aug. 28, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON — A Marine general is spearheading an effort to honor every fallen member of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines based at Camp Pendleton in a memorial at the Semper Fidelis Memorial Park in Virginia.

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August 12, 2013

Marine May Have Died After "Trust Game," Sources Say

19-Year-Old Suffered Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

By Jackie Bensen and Matthew Stabley
Monday, Aug 12, 2013

A 19-year-old Marine from South Dakota who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound may have been playing a so-called "trust game" Friday night, sources close to the investigation said.

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August 8, 2013

General's fallen son inspires mother

Kelly family helped foundation raise record amount of scholarship funding

By Gretel C. Kovach
3:58 p.m.Aug. 8, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON — When Karen Kelly’s son died in Afghanistan, she felt a duty to honor him and the sacrifices he made as the child of a Marine and later as a Marine himself.

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July 29, 2013

Maximum Resistance: George E. "Bud" Day

n Prison, North Vietnam, 1967-1973

By Peter Collier

George "Bud" Day was seventeen in late 1942 when he badgered his parents into allowing him to volunteer for the Marine Corps. He spent nearly three years in the South Pacific during World War II, then returned home, went to college, and got a law degree. In 1950, he joined the Air National Guard. When he was called up for active duty a year later, he applied for pilot training and flew fighter jets during the Korean War. After being promoted to captain in 1955, he decided to become a "lifer" in the Air Force.

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July 26, 2013

Monument honors Leyden Township Marine who perished in Afghanistan

By: Mark Lawton | mlawton@pioneerlocal.com
July 26, 2013 2:11PM

A Marine from Leyden Township was honored the afternoon of July 24, the third anniversary of his death in Afghanistan.

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July 24, 2013

Navy base to honor fallen Marine

Building at NSF Indian Head to be renamed

By REBECCA J. BARNABI
Staff writer
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A building at Naval Support Facility Indian Head will be dedicated to honor U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Terry “T.J.” Honeycutt Jr., who died while serving in Afghanistan in 2010.

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June 26, 2013

Words of a general who lost a son in combat resonate

Jim Michaels, @jimmichaels
USA TODAY
9:51 a.m. EDT June 26, 2013

At a time when the divide between the military and civilian world has never been greater, the words of Marine Gen. John Kelly have helped bridge the gap.

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June 6, 2013

War's fallen get memorial at Pendleton

Monument honors 5th Marines killed in Afghanistan

By Gretel C. Kovach
3:01 p.m. June 6, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON — White-gloved hands carefully withdrew camouflage netting to reveal 89 names etched in granite.

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Sacramento Marine killed in Afghanistan receives Bronze Star

By Bill Lindelof
Published: Thursday, Jun. 6, 2013 - 8:13 am

Cpl. Gurpreet Singh, an Antelope resident killed in combat in 2011, recently received the Bronze Star in ceremonies at Camp Pendleton.

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June 3, 2013

Everybody Should Read General John Kelly's Speech About Two Marines In The Path Of A Truck Bomb

GEOFFREY INGERSOLL
JUN. 3, 2013, 11:20 AM 452,450 73

Five years ago, two Marines from two different walks of life who had literally just met were told to stand guard in front of their outpost's entry control point.

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May 27, 2013

WWII Marine's diary: A brief look at a brief life

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
The Associated Press
Published: May 27, 2013

NEW ORLEANS — Before Cpl. Thomas "Cotton" Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Central Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his "last life request" to anyone who might find his diary: Please give it to Laura Mae Davis, the girl he loved.

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The Battle of Belleau Wood not forgotten by U.S. Marines and French soldiers on Memorial Day

By Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda | Marine Corps Forces Europe | May 27, 2013

BELLEAU, France --

To commemorate Memorial Day, and to mark the 95th anniversary of the historic Battle of Belleau Wood, U.S. Marines with their French brothers and sisters in arms, locals of the town of Belleau, and visitors from around the world, gathered at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery May 26, to remember and honor the fallen heroes of World War I, as well as celebrate the long-standing partnership between U.S. and French militaries that is still alive today.

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Americans gather to honor fallen servicemembers

The Associated Press
Published: May 27, 2013

Americans gathered at cemeteries, memorials and monuments nationwide to honor fallen military service members on Memorial Day, at a time when combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years and the ranks of World War II veterans dwindles.

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May 25, 2013

Each milestone a reminder for family

Wounds from loss of husband and father who was killed in Iraq nearly a decade ago hard to heal for his wife and four children

By Gretel C. Kovach
May 25, 2013

A couple of years after Maj. Richard Gannon II was killed in Iraq, his youngest son — the one with his father’s dark looks — asked, “So, when is dad coming home?”

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Afghan vet, now an MSU student, honors fallen Marines in documentary

By Niraj Warikoo
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer
May 25, 2013

When Logan Stark first set foot in Afghanistan in the fall of 2010 as a U.S. Marine, he wasn’t too worried.

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May 22, 2013

It will be memorable Memorial Day at Alpine's cemetery

By Logan Jenkins6 a.m.May 22, 2013

Memorial Day, we’re reminded this time of year, was originally called Decoration Day, a day in late May set aside for the adornment of the fallen’s resting places with flowers, flags, endearments.

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May 21, 2013

Marines sacrifice at Recon Challenge for those who gave it all

By Cpl. Sarah Wolff-Diaz | Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch | May 21, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Blue chemical lights illuminated the Pacific under a early morning sky as 41 dark figures approached the black waters off San Onofre beach at 4 a.m. and patiently waited in the brisk air for the countdown to honor their fallen comrades to begin May 17.

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May 20, 2013

Fallen 1/9 Marines legacy set in stone

Courtesy Story | 2nd Marine Division | Date: 05.20.2013

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - More than 300 local residents attended a memorial dedication at Veterans Memorial Park May 20, 2013, honoring seven Marines from 1st Battalion, 9th Marines who died while training nearby.

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New memorial honors Camp Pendleton Marines killed in Afghanistan

Granite 7-ton wall delivered after 10-day trip

Joe Little
Posted: 05/20/2013

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A new memorial honoring Marines killed in Afghanistan arrived Monday at Camp Pendleton following a lengthy journey.

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The Mayaguez incident: A farewell

James K. Sanborn
Staff writer
May. 20, 2013 - 06:00AM

The commingled remains of 13 fallen service members — mostly Marines — killed in the last armed action of the Vietnam War were laid to rest May 15 at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The men died in a raid known today as the Mayaguez Incident, which was mounted to save the crew of a civilian container ship highjacked in 1975 by communist Khmer Rouge forces near Cambodia.

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May 18, 2013

38 years later, closure for a Marine

By Erik Lacitis
The Seattle Times/MCT
Published: May 18, 2013

SEATTLE — The two had known each other less than three weeks when they found themselves inside helicopters about to land off a Cambodian island, and were easy targets for a firestorm of Khmer Rouge bullets and rocket-propelled grenades.

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May 11, 2013

Ind. Marine's family mark decade since his death

The Herald Bulletin/AP
Published: May 11, 2013

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Family and friends of a U.S. Marine from Indiana who died in a 2003 Humvee crash in Kuwait marked the 10th anniversary of his death by gathering for a somber memorial at his gravesite

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May 6, 2013

Ramsey Graduate Killed in Afghanistan

The 39-year-old Marine will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, family friends say

By Jessica Mazzola
Email the author
May 6, 2013

A 1993 Ramsey High School graduate serving overseas in Afghanistan was killed Saturday, according to a friend of the soldier’s family.

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Parker Marine killed in action in Afghanistan, dog tried to save him

By Ryan Parker
The Denver Post
Posted: 05/06/2013 05:10:45 PM MDT
Updated: 05/06/2013 11:52:59 PM MDT

A 23-year-old Marine from Parker — and the Military Working Dog that was trying to save him — were killed during a combat operation in Afghanistan's Farah province Saturday, Major Jeff Landis of the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command told The Denver Post on Monday.

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May 2, 2013

Todd Allen Hawk

Commercial-News
May 2, 2013

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Todd Allen Hawk, 27, of North Las Vegas and formerly of Cayuga, Ind., passed away at 8:35 p.m. PDT Saturday, April 27, 2013, at his residence.

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April 28, 2013

Deployed Marine given reminder of fallen brother’s sacrifice

Story by 1st Lt. Spencer Kenyon | Regimental Combat Team-7, 1st Marine Division Public Affairs | Date: 04.28.2013

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan—The rugged hand-painted sign reads:
CAMP WEIS
In memory of
Maj. James Matthew Weis
Killed in action July 22, 2010
Trek Nawa, Helmand Province, Afghanistan

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April 22, 2013

Family of deceased Arlington Heights Marine sends care packages to troops

4/22/2013 5:35 AM
By Steve Zalusky

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. James Stack, of Arlington Heights, made the ultimate sacrifice for his country on Nov. 10, 2010, in southern Afghanistan.

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April 20, 2013

Veterans gather to remember Beirut embassy bombing

By MATTHEW ADKINS - Daily News Staff
Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 23:07 PM.

While the nation is mourning the recent events in Boston and the recent explosion in West, Texas, area residents gathered Saturday to remember a terrorist attack 30 years ago.

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April 17, 2013

Marines shoot for the fallen

Charity event Friday also sends socks to last troops in Afghanistan

By Gretel C. Kovach
6:39 p.m.April 17, 2013

Jim and Carla Hogan thought their target shootouts benefiting troops in Afghanistan were losing steam.

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April 16, 2013

The man in the hat at Boston Marathon finish line: Carlos Arredondo didn't set out to be hero

By John Newland, Staff Writer, NBC News
April 16, 2013

It’s an iconic image that captures a moment when one Boston Marathon bystander became much more.

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April 12, 2013

Touching final farewell for hero: Town turns out to honour war veteran who died in care home and had no-one to go to his funeral

By Sam Adams
PUBLISHED: 10:32 EST, 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 04:44 EST, 13 April 2013

A war veteran who died with just a handful of relatives to mourn him has been given a hero's funeral after a care home manager sent out a hopeful email which went global.

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April 11, 2013

Marines remember the fallen

Camp Pendleton memorial for 86 international troops killed in Afghanistan

By Gretel C. Kovach
8:01 p.m .April 11, 2013

When the bell tolled Thursday for each of the fallen in Afghanistan, the loss echoed far beyond the Camp Pendleton parade ground to hometowns across America, England, Australia, the republic of Georgia and beyond.

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April 9, 2013

Marine Liaisons Committed to Care of Fallen

Apr 09, 2013
Marine Corps News| by Air Force Master Sgt. Veronica Aceveda

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- When a Marine is killed and the fallen member is bound for Dover Air Force Base, Del., a specialized three-person team is standing by to provide the same care and assistance as a civilian funeral home.

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March 29, 2013

Family eulogizes Marine killed in mortar blast

By Michelle Janaye Nealy - The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Mar 29, 2013 17:57:42 EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Family members described William Taylor Wild IV as a loving son, caring brother and consummate Marine during a funeral Friday for the 21-year-old who was killed along with six others last week when a mortar shell exploded during a training exercise at a base in Nevada.

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March 21, 2013

Community rallies around family of killed Severna Park Marine

Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:07 pm, Thu Mar 21, 2013.
By TIM PRUDENTE Staff Writer

They came in the morning, two Marines, walking up the driveway to the Severna Park home.

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Son Honors Father's Legacy During Burial at Sea

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Travis DiPerna, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
Release Date: 3/21/2013 2:50:00 PM

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conducted a burial at sea for 11 Sailors, one Marine and one civilian, March 19.

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March 20, 2013

Names of seven Marines killed in Hawthorne incident released

Courtesy Story | II Marine Expeditionary Force | Date: 03.20.2013

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Seven Marines with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, were killed and eight others were injured, which includes a Navy Corpsman, in an explosion during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nev., shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013.

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Nevada town mourns Marines who died in explosion

By SCOTT SONNER and TED BRIDIS | Associated Press – March 20, 2013

HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) — Hundreds of residents in a rural community steeped in military history turned out to mourn the loss of seven Marines as investigators arrived at an ammunition depot to try to determine how a mortar shell exploded at the Nevada base and sent shrapnel flying into troops during a training exercise.

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Marines killed in training were young, lives ahead

By A. BREED and EMERY P. DALESIO | Associated Press – March 20, 2013

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — They're called "leathernecks" or "Devil Dogs," but some of the Marines killed in a desert training accident this week were just a year or so out of high school, their boyish faces not yet weathered by life's hardships.

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March 19, 2013

Corps suspends mortar use after blast kills 7

Dead, wounded from 1st Battalion, 9th Marines

By Hope Hodge - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Mar 19, 2013 12:32:03 EDT

Update 4:26p.m. EDT: In a 4p.m. press conference aboard Camp Lejeune, 2nd Marine Division Commander Brig. Gen. Jim Lukeman told reporters the deadly training accident had been the result of a malfunction when the 60mm mortar round exploded inside a tube prior to firing. Contrary to earlier reports, Lukeman said, the Marine Corps did not place a moratorium on all 60mm mortar training following the tragedy, but suspended use of the specific lot of 60mm ammunition that was used in the blast.

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Nevada training explosion kills 7 North Carolina unit Marines

Posted: March 19, 2013
By: Associated Press By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Seven Marines from a North Carolina unit were killed when a 60mm mortar exploded unexpectedly at a Nevada military depot that's an important training facility for troops headed overseas, a Marine Corps official said.

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7 Marines killed during explosion at Nevada's Hawthorne Army Depot

Published March 19, 2013
FoxNews.com

An explosion at a military ammunition storage facility in Nevada during a Marine Corps training exercise killed seven U.S. Marines and wounded several others, military officials said.

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March 14, 2013

Marine awarded posthumous Silver Star

By Nathan Max
4:16 p.m.March 14, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON — Sgt. Wade D. Wilson didn’t flinch last May when an insurgent began firing an AK-47 at him and four of his fellow Marines in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

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March 2, 2013

Dedicated Marine, family man honored in Helmand

Story by Sgt. Ned Johnson | Regimental Combat Team-7, 1st Marine Division Public Affairs | Date: 03.02.2013

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHIR GHAZAY, Afghanistan— The air was dry and warm as Marines and Georgian soldiers stood silent in preparation to honor their fallen comrade.

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February 15, 2013

Marine honored, posthumously awarded Bronze Star

Story by Lance Cpl. James Gulliver | 1st Marine Division | Date: 02.15.2013

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – “Always faithful” is a saying that has been a way of life for U.S. Marines since they adopted the motto in the late 1800s. The word continues to echo on the battlefield today.

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February 14, 2013

Fallen Camp Pendleton Marine Who Wrote Goodbye Letter To Be Awarded Bronze Star On Friday

Thursday, February 14, 2013
By Beth Ford Roth

The military will posthumously award fallen Marine Sgt. William Stacey the Bronze Star at a Camp Pendleton ceremony Friday, according to 1st Marine Public Affairs.

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January 14, 2013

Marine re-enlists at grave of fallen friend

By Melinda Morales - The Visalia (Calif.) Times-Delta
Posted : Monday Jan 14, 2013 13:41:38 EST

VISALIA, Calif. — When Sgt. Jonathan Diehm decided to sign up for another tour with the Marines, he chose to make it official where a fallen comrade and close friend is buried.

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January 3, 2013

Spencer W. Wing

Obituary
January 3, 2013

Groton: Spencer W. Wing, 19, of Chipman Corners Road, Groton, NY, died unexpectedly on January 1, 2013.

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December 15, 2012

Wreaths Across America 2012 at Arlington National Cemetery

Stars and Stripes
Published: December 15, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. — What began as a goodwill gesture by a Maine businessman who found himself with a surplus of Christmas wreaths two decades ago continued its annual growth trend Saturday when 20,000 volunteers took part in the Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery.

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December 10, 2012

SEAL Team 6 Member Killed in Raid That Freed American Doctor

By ALEXANDRA DUKAKIS
Dec 10, 2012 10:20pm

WASHINGTON — Navy SEALs are trained to carry out missions of great peril with lethal precision and discipline. They are asked to cross enemy lines to save Americans and kill adversaries. However, there is no training course, no simulated direct-action exercise, that can prepare SEALs for the emotional punch of losing one of their own in the line of duty. That’s what makes Saturday night’s rescue mission in Afghanistan particularly tragic.

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December 5, 2012

On his last journey home, New Jersey Marine accompanied by special police, veterans escort

Written by Bob Vosseller
8:32 AM, Dec 5, 2012

John and Marge Budenas held small American flags Tuesday as they sat on a curb adjacent to the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home in Toms River.

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December 3, 2012

Mechanicville Marine Anthony Denier killed in Afghanistan

Published: Monday, December 03, 2012
By DANIELLE SANZONE
dsanzone@troyrecord.com
Twitter.com/DanielleSanzone

MECHANICVILLE — The last time Mary Morgan heard from her son, Lance Cpl. Anthony Denier, was just a few hours before he was shot by enemy fire in Afghanistan while serving his country with the U.S. Marines.

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November 27, 2012

Ocean County Marine dies in Afghanistan

By Tomas Dinges/The Star-Ledger
on November 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM, updated November 28, 2012 at 7:41 AM

OCEAN GATE — Marine Cpl. Christopher Monahan Jr. was the guy everybody looked up to. The oldest of three siblings, he was a guiding light for his mother and a role model for his three young children, family members said.

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November 18, 2012

Corps of brothers help toast dad on Marine Corps birthday

Karina Bland
Sun, Nov 18 2012 2:56 PM

I pull open the door to the Silver Pony Bar & Grill at 4 p.m. sharp and blink as my eyes adjust to the dim light inside.

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November 6, 2012

Denise Joanne Wilson

Gold Star Marine mom

Posted : Tuesday Nov 6, 2012 13:17:30 EST

Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ivan Irl Wilson. He is my son and also a U.S. Marine. He joined the Delayed Entry Program (U.S. Marines) on Aug. 24, 2005, and on Sept. 11, 2005, he left for Boot Camp. He landed his feet down on the ever famous yellow boot prints at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Sept. 12, 2005. For Ivan, this was a big adjustment in his young life. Prior to joining the Marines, he was living a wayward life. Ivan was stationed in Twentynine Palms, Calif., and began his life as a U.S. Marine. He was deployed to Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2008.

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November 2, 2012

Fighter jet flies for Medal of Honor recipients

Commandant dedicates training jet at Miramar honoring war heroes

Written by
Gretel C. Kovach
6:16 p.m., Nov. 2, 2012

Four F/A-18 Hornet jets streaked high over Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Friday afternoon in a missing man formation. When Number 222 peeled away from the others and landed, it was obvious that the latest aircraft added to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 was something special.

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November 1, 2012

Navajo Code Talker George Smith dies

The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Nov 1, 2012 7:47:54 EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Flags across the Navajo Nation are flying at half-staff in honor of Navajo Code Talker George Smith, who died Tuesday at 90.

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October 25, 2012

Marines remember “they came in peace”

By Lance Cpl. Scott W. Whiting | Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune | October 25, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. --

It was a quiet morning in Beirut, Lebanon. With the country divided during a civil war, Marines and other service members were present in the country conducting peacetime operations and took up headquarters at the Beirut International Airport. No one could have guessed on this morning at approximately 6:20 a.m., the Marine Corps, and the United States Military as a whole would experience one of its most devastating blows in recent history.

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October 22, 2012

Arlington Cemetery debuts new interactive map

By Matthew Barakat - The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Oct 22, 2012 20:39:14 EDT

WASHINGTON — Arlington National Cemetery on Monday made available to the public a massive electronic database detailing the gravesites of the roughly 400,000 people buried there.

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Ryan Wayne Scoville

Obituary

Scoville, Ryan Wayne
22, of Peoria, AZ passed away on Oct. 21, 2012 in Crawfordsville, IN.

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October 18, 2012

Bill designates road a memorial highway after local Marine

The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa.
Published: October 18, 2012

A House bill pending the governor's signature would designate a section of Rt. 233 in Cumberland County the Marine Lance Corporal Nicholas B. Morrison Memorial Highway.

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October 16, 2012

Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony set to remember the lost

By Lance Cpl. Jackeline M. Perez Rivera | Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune | October 16, 2012

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- When the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, was struck by terrorists on Oct. 23, 1983, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and the Jacksonville community suffered severe losses.

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October 13, 2012

WWII Purple Heart presented to family

By Mark Wineka - The Salisbury Post via AP
Posted : Saturday Oct 13, 2012 11:55:46 EDT

CHINA GROVE, N.C. (AP) — Lynn White Polasit never knew her Uncle Olin. He lost his young life with 163 other crew members who went down with the USS Drexler May 28, 1945, just northwest of Okinawa.

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October 9, 2012

Long-missing Marine’s remains brought home

By Dan Elliott - The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Oct 9, 2012 10:54:34 EDT

DENVER — For 37 years, Delouise Guerra never knew for certain what happened to the young man she called her baby brother, an 18-year-old Marine from Colorado who was missing and presumed dead after a helicopter crash on the other side of the world.

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October 4, 2012

Marine killed in Afghanistan was mother of 4

By Sharon Chen
9:09 p.m. PDT, October 4, 2012

SAN DIEGO -- The Pentagon released the name Thursday of a 31-year-old Camp Pendleton-based Marine killed in combat this week in Afghanistan.

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Insider outrage: Families feel added sense of violation, betrayal

By Megan McCloskey
Stars and Stripes
Published: October 4, 2012

The attacks are personal.

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October 3, 2012

Honor for Marine came just in time

By Rusty Dennen
The Free Lance-Star
Published: October 3, 2012

Back in June, I got a handwritten note from Lawrence "Reggie" Lucas. He asked whether I might be interested in mentioning that he'd be getting some recognition for a long-ago stint in the Montford Point Marines.

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September 25, 2012

Always remembered, never forgotten: Marines honor fallen brothers

By Cpl. Mark Garcia, Regional Command Southwest
Sep 25, 2012 - 6:53:32 PM

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan – Hundreds of Marines gathered to honor the lives of two fallen comrades killed during the attack on Camp Bastion, Sept. 14.

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Pendleton infantrymen honor the fallen

2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment returned from Afghanistan

Written by
Gretel C. Kovach
3:48 p.m., Sept. 24, 2012
Updated 10:54 a.m. , Sept. 25, 2012

A Camp Pendleton infantry battalion that returned this month from Afghanistan will hold a memorial ceremony Friday to mourn the dead.

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September 23, 2012

A Marine's Death Brings Together His Dad and His Battlefield Buddy

By MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS
Updated September 23, 2012, 2:43 p.m. ET

HOOVER, Ala.—Two years ago, Matthew Proctor dropped to his knees in the Afghan dirt and watched his best friend bleed to death.

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Marine memorial in Lebanon provides closure

241 service members died in 1983 Beirut barracks bombing

By Kent Miller - Staff writer
Posted : Sunday Sep 23, 2012 10:42:21 EDT

Shortly after he arrived in Lebanon in 2011, John A. Dalziel, the FBI’s assistant legal attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, woke up early one morning and made his way to a parking lot by the airport. Sunrise was still 26 minutes away as he surveyed the scene — the large empty lot, a fence near some trees, a few remnants of a large building.

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September 22, 2012

Slain Marine commander’s actions in Afghanistan called heroic

By Ernesto Londoño, Published: September 22

Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible was heading home to video-chat with his wife after dinner when the first blasts rang out. The pops in the distance on Sept. 14 at Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan were harbingers of the most audacious Taliban attack on a major NATO base in the decade-long war.

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September 15, 2012

PFC Michael A. Kane Jr.

PFC Michael A. Kane Jr. died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in North Carolina. He was 19.

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September 14, 2012

Afghan war often forgotten ’til death hits home

By Adam Geller - The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Sep 14, 2012 8:58:13 EDT

Staring out the window of his pickup, slowly trailing the hearse bearing his brother’s body, Will Copes’ eyes blurred with tears. In a few minutes he and his brother would be home, back to a town preoccupied with the first week of school and plans for weekend barbecues. A place far removed from an unrelenting, but all too easily forgotten war.

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Truck dedicated to fallen 3/5 Marines displayed for “Dark Horse” battalion

Story by Lance Cpl. Joseph Scanlan | 1st Marine Division | Date: 09.14.2012

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. —The parents of a fallen Marine displayed a restored vintage Chevrolet pickup truck, painted with a patriotic mural, for the Marines of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment in a showcasing here, Sept. 13.

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September 12, 2012

Thursday procession planned for Clermont Marine

8:46 PM, Sep. 12, 2012

BATAVIA — On Thursday, a procession will honor a Clermont County Marine who drowned shortly after completing basic training in South Carolina.

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September 8, 2012

Marine drowning victim identified, called 'exemplary recruit'

By ANNE CHRISTNOVICH
achristnovich@islandpacket.com
873-706-8125
Published Saturday, September 8, 2012

Jonathon A. Crawford of Clermont County, Ohio, was identified late Saturday as the Marine who drown off Hunting Island State Park on Friday afternoon.

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September 7, 2012

Marine drowns off Hunting Island Beach

Posted: Sep 07, 2012 5:30 PM CDT Updated: Sep 07, 2012 11:31 PM CDT
By Alex Bender

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

According to authorities, a 19-year-old Marine from Ohio who had just graduated boot camp form Parris Island Friday morning later drowned off Hunting Island Beach around 4:45 p.m.

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September 3, 2012

Father of fallen Marine chronicles loss of son in book

By Jim Carney
Akron Beacon Journal
Published: September 3, 2012

The ripple effects of losing a son in Iraq took the Warner family on a journey into darkness.

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September 2, 2012

Woodworkers give veterans proper burials

By Danny Valentine - Tampa Bay Times via The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Sep 2, 2012 16:01:22 EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tom Jones was disturbed.

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August 14, 2012

San Diegan among Marines killed in Afghanistan

Shot by Afghan working at shared installation

Written by
Loic Hostetter
7:01 p.m., Aug. 14, 2012

A staff sergeant from San Diego was one of three Marines who were fatally shot Friday night in the Garmser district of southern Afghanistan.

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August 13, 2012

Pentagon IDs 6 Marines killed in Helmand

By Andrew deGrandpré - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Aug 13, 2012 17:51:18 EDT

Six Marines were shot and killed during separate attacks Friday in southwestern Afghanistan, both incidents allegedly perpetrated by Afghans believed to be allies.

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Peninsula Marine killed in Afghanistan

Henry K. Lee
Updated 9:12 p.m., Monday, August 13, 2012

U.S. Marine Capt. Matthew Manoukian of Los Altos Hills planned to leave the service next year and enroll in law school, following in the footsteps of his parents who both serve on the bench.

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August 12, 2012

Long Island Marine Among Those Killed When Afghan Police Officer Opened Fire On U.S. Troops

August 12, 2012 11:04 PM

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A Long Island family that was waiting for their son to return home from Afghanistan must now plan a funeral.

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August 11, 2012

3/5 Marine posthumously awarded Navy Cross

Story by Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers | 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit | Date: 08.10.2012
Date Posted:08.11.2012 12:35

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Sergeant Matthew Abbate was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the highest decoration that can be bestowed by the Department of the Navy and second highest decoration for valor, during an award ceremony at the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines' Parade Deck here, Aug. 10.

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Military bids farewell to the 'Flag Mama'

Hundreds turn out for a service for Laura Froehlich, an Air Force veteran who greeted thousands of troops leaving for or returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
August 11, 2012

RIVERSIDE — For more than a decade, Laura Froehlich, an irrepressible civic dynamo known as the "Flag Mama," made it her duty to greet military personnel departing for Iraq and Afghanistan or returning from those war zones.

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August 6, 2012

37 years later, Marine laid to rest at Fort Rosecrans

Had been shot down off Cambodia during Vietnam War

Written by
Nathan Max
3:36 p.m., Aug. 6, 2012
Updated 5:02 p.m.

There has been a tombstone with U.S. Marine Richard W. Rivenburgh’s name on it at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery since the CH-53 helicopter he was flying in was shot down off the coast of Cambodia in 1975.

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Watch-standing sgt. honors child with cancer

By Gina Harkins - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Aug 6, 2012 9:14:51 EDT

Cody Green only lived to be 12, but he had already spent years battling a deadly disease with the fighting style of the Marines he idolized. And one former sergeant made sure a Marine was with him during his final hours.

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August 3, 2012

3-Year-Old Hit By Pickup Truck Dies

Boy Was Visiting With Family For Brother's Marine Corps Graduation

POSTED: 9:49 am PDT August 3, 2012
UPDATED: 12:57 pm PDT August 3, 2012

SAN DIEGO -- A 3-year-old New Mexico boy who was struck by a pickup truck on a Point Loma-area street died early Friday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

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August 2, 2012

Rancho Cucamonga Marine Joshua Ashley laid to rest on Thursday

By Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 08/02/2012 01:16:50 PM PDT

Rancho Cucamonga Marine Joshua Ashley laid to rest on Thursday.

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August 1, 2012

A daily honor to our fallen Heroes

By bodiesunl | Posted August 1, 2012 | Newnan, Georgia

When we watch the evening news what do we mostly encounter? For the most part we see, world news, on the home front, local, late breaking, sports and weather. I myself watch the news to be educated on what is happening not only around the world but throughout the United States. I have regularly envisaged writing an article pertaining to an issue with the media that has truly troubled me but have never got around to it until today.

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July 30, 2012

Decorated MARSOC gunnies killed in Afghanistan

By Andrew deGrandpré - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Jul 30, 2012 20:49:42 EDT

Two elite special operations Marines were killed in combat Sunday in northwestern Afghanistan.

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July 28, 2012

Final salute for Iwo Jima veteran

Marine battalion commander, 99, is laid to rest at Fort Rosecrans

Written by
Nathan Max
12:01 a.m., July 28, 2012

POINT LOMA — One of the last surviving battalion commanders from the U.S. assault on Iwo Jima during World War II was laid to rest Friday with full military honors at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

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July 27, 2012

USS Jason Dunham helps sailors keep fit while on deployment

Courtesy Story | U.S. Naval Forces Europe, 6th Fleet Public Affairs | Date: 07.27.2012

MEDETERRANIAN SEA – The Navy Fitness Enhancement (FEP) program aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) helped sailors cultivate a culture of fitness while underway on the ship’s maiden deployment, July 26.

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USS Jason Dunham hosts foreign officers for Damage Control Training

Courtesy Story | U.S. Naval Forces Europe, 6th Fleet Public Affairs | Date: 07.27.2012

MEDETERRANIAN SEA - The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) completed damage control training with international naval officers as a part of the Partnership of Adriatic Mariners, July 25.

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July 26, 2012

Local marine dies in combat in Afghanistan

By Bill O'Brien, and Vanessa McCray bobrien@record-eagle.com, vmccray@record-eagle.com
July 26, 2012

WILLIAMSBURG — A blue spruce stands sentry in the corner of Rick Hansen's back yard, a gift from his son that's grown from sapling to a stout 12 feet or more over the past two decades.

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July 11, 2012

Marines honor fallen brothers in Afghanistan

Story by Cpl. Mark Garcia | Regimental Combat Team 6 | Date: 07.11.2012

COMBAT OUTPOST TABAC, Afghanistan – On a somber Sunday afternoon, more than 200 servicemembers gathered to honor four fallen comrades during a memorial ceremony, July 8.

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July 2, 2012

Fallen Marine's letter to family resonates with many

By Richard Winton
Los Angeles Times
Published: July 2, 2012

Multi-star generals attended his Arlington National Cemetery funeral. His name adorns a fighter jet. His words echo in the halls of Congress.

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June 30, 2012

LCpl. EUGENE C. MILLS, III, USMC

On June 22, 2012, Lance Corporal Eugene C. Mills, III (USMC) was assigned 1st Battalion 8th Marines Bravo Company 2nd Marines Division was killed in action by enemy small fire while conducting combat operations in Sagin Valley, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

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June 29, 2012

Fallen Marine not forgotten

6/29/2012 By Pfc. Franklin E. Mercado , 2nd Marine Logistics Group

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Marines and sailors with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group filled the pews of the Protestant Chapel here, June 29, during a memorial service to commemorate the life of one of their own.

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Detroit Marine Steven P. Stevens II returns home to patriotic welcome

By Gus Burns | fburns@mlive.com
Published: Friday, June 29, 2012, 12:37 PM

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI — The appreciation displayed for U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Steven P. Stevens II of Detroit, who lost his life serving in Afghanistan last week, and for his family, was strong Friday.

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June 27, 2012

Father of fallen U.S. Marine talks about his last phone call

By: Cheryl Conner
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

LAUREL, Md. - Gene Mills walked out his front door on Father's Day 2008. He grew up in Laurel, graduated from High Road Academy, and before he turned 18 his dad signed the papers for him to join the U.S. Marines. It’s a mission he had since 9-11.

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June 26, 2012

Young Marine killed in Afghanistan never got to hold his son

By Elisha Anderson and Christina Hall
June 26, 2012

His son was born just eight days after Pfc. Steven Stevens II was deployed to Afghanistan.

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June 24, 2012

Marine Eugene C. Mills III of Maryland is killed in Afghanistan

By Martin Weil, Published: June 24

The people who knew Eugene C. Mills III, and watched him grow up in the Maryland suburbs, could not praise him enough. In part, they said, it was his family who made him the man he was, and it was also the Marine Corps.

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June 22, 2012

5th ANGLICO honors, remembers fallen brother

6/22/2012 By Lance Cpl. Matthew Manning , Marine Corps Bases Japan

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan — Marines and sailors with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company gathered in the Camp Hansen chapel June 14 to honor the life of Sgt. Julian C. Chase.

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June 17, 2012

A poignant Father's Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

By Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY
June 17, 2012

WASHINGTON – Every Father's Day, Mike Cruden comes to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to lay down a red rose in memory of his Marine father.

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Military families the focus of fallen Marine family brunch

Story by Cpl. Chelsea Flowers | Marine Week | Date: 06.17.2012

CLEVELAND - Chloe Knight is almost 8 years old. She has her father’s eyes, a contagious smile and will talk your ear off. Like most little girls, her daddy is her hero. But unlike most kids, Chloe has never met her dad.

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June 14, 2012

Young widow says Minn. Marine had passion for life

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press
Posted: 06/14/2012 12:47:12 PM PDT
Updated: 06/14/2012 04:27:07 PM PDT

MINNEAPOLIS—A Minnesota Marine who was killed in Afghanistan never took a day of his life for granted, his 20-year-old wife said Thursday.

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Fallen Marine to receive Navy Cross

By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Jun 14, 2012 18:54:57 EDT

The ferocious fighting that the men of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, encountered during their 2010-11 deployment to Afghanistan with Regimental Combat Team 2 — and the valor with which they fought — has been hailed yet again with an award for “extraordinary heroism” in combat.

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Marine from Andover, a newlywed, killed in Afghanistan

Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune Updated: June 14, 2012 - 10:35 AM

A 21-year-old Marine from Andover, married three months ago to his high school sweetheart shortly before his deployment, was killed in combat Wednesday in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Thursday.

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June 13, 2012

Boy made honorary Marine before he dies

Wednesday - 6/13/2012, 1:01pm ET

Meera Pal, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - Before he died, 12-year-old Cody Green achieved his dream of becoming a United States Marine.

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June 10, 2012

Slain Marine loved the Corps

Serving in Afghanistan, Anthony Servin, of Moreno Valley, had just re-enlisted before he was killed

BY DAVID KECK
STAFF WRITER
dkeck@pe.com
Published: 10 June 2012 06:25 PM

A Marine corporal from Moreno Valley killed in combat in Afghanistan last week loved the Corps and had just re-enlisted, his aunt said Sunday, June 10.

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Family, friends gather to remember fallen Marine

BY CAROL ROEHM Commercial-News
June 10, 2012

COVINGTON, Ind. — Family and friends gathered Sunday afternoon at Covington High School to remember the life of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua Witsman.

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June 2, 2012

Family mourns Marine killed in Afghanistan

By TINA REED Staff Writer
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 6:00 am | Updated: 12:25 am, Sat Jun 2, 2012.

A 22-year-old Marine from Edgewater was killed on Memorial Day while serving in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense said this week.

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May 28, 2012

Memorial Day for Marines at Afghanistan’s Helmand post honors fallen warriors

Story by Master Sgt. Grady Fontana | 1st Marine Division | Date: 05.28.2012

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan—As the blistering sun sets, disappearing in the horizon, a solemn wind of silence breezes through the dusky sky along with the first hints of cool evening air here at this remotely located operating base in Helmand province at precisely 7:12 p.m., May 28, 2012.

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Fallen Marine's letter marks Memorial Day in Kabul

By SEBASTIAN ABBOT Associated Press
Posted: 05/28/2012 06:35:04 AM PDT

KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. Marine Sgt. William Stacey was killed earlier this year by a homemade bomb in southern Afghanistan, a tragedy for which he prepared by writing a letter to his family explaining why he was fighting that was to be read in the event of his death.

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May 27, 2012

For Marine's widow, Memorial Day has extra meaning

Staff. Sgt. Joseph Fankhauser was killed in Afghanistan last month when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. 'We live with death' in Explosive Ordnance Disposal, his wife, Heather, says.

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2012

CAMP PENDLETON — Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph Fankhauser had been inAfghanistan'svolatile Helmand province for barely two weeks when he stepped on what the military calls an improvised explosive device. He was on his fifth combat deployment.

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May 26, 2012

As Memorial Day Nears, a Single Image That Continues to Haunt

By LILY BURANA
May 25, 2012, 12:38 pm

Memorial Day. The unofficial kickoff to summer. Barbecues sizzling. Lawn sprinklers hissing. Local marching bands tooting out Sousa. Red, white, and blue bunting hanging from the porch railings, and on TV, someone begins a recitation of Lt. Col. John McCrae’s classic poem: In Flanders field, the poppies blow/Between the crosses row on row …

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Cpl. Keaton Coffey, Oregon Marine killed Thursday in Afghanistan, was to be married in July

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2012, 8:20 PM
By Nicole Dungca, The Oregonian

Cpl. Keaton G. Coffey was just weeks away from a new chapter of his life.

The gifts had been registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond, and the invitations had been sent: In July, the 22-year-old planned to marry Brittany Dygert, a local hair stylist whom he met through his mother.

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Tom Manion: Why They Serve—'If Not Me, Then Who?'

After more than a decade of war, remarkable men and women are still stepping forward.

By TOM MANION
May 24, 2012, 7:09 p.m. ET

I served in the military for 30 years. But it was impossible to fully understand the sacrifices of our troops and their families until April 29, 2007, the day my son, First Lt. Travis Manion, was killed in Iraq.

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Memorial Day: Remembering fallen of two wars

By Allen G. Breed - The Associated Press
Posted : Saturday May 26, 2012 11:25:43 EDT

Most people run marathons to challenge themselves. Maj. George Kraehe runs them to challenge others. As a member of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors’ “run & remember team,” the New Mexico Army National Guard officer has participated in 20 races.

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By the numbers: Veterans and Memorial Day

By Amy Roberts and Lindsey Knight, CNN Library
updated 7:37 AM EDT, Sat May 26, 2012

Washington (CNN) -- As the country heads into the Memorial Day weekend, there are still almost 1.5 million U.S soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed in war zones or combat missions worldwide, and the 3,000th coalition service member, a U.S. sailor, has died in Afghanistan.

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Volunteers Place Flags at Cemetery for Veterans

By Jillian Petrus, Reporter
Story Created: May 26, 2012

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Every Memorial Day volunteers, families, service men and women place 1500 small flags at the graves of veterans in Cedar Memorial Cemetery. Those, flags mark the graves of men and women who bravely served our country.

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May 25, 2012

Fresh wounds

Families meet for closure and stories

By Julie Schimmelpfennig
Pekin Daily Times
Posted May 25, 2012 @ 09:46 PM

PEKIN, Ill. —
A mother’s love never ends.

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May 22, 2012

Taylor Swift sends flowers, condolences to family of marine killed in action

Published May 22, 2012
FoxNews.com

Taylor Swift offered condolences to the family of a marine killed in action by sending flowers to his home and calling his parents.

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May 21, 2012

Taylor Swift To Honor Fallen Camp Pendleton Marine In New Video

Monday, May 21, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Country music superstar Taylor Swift plans to honor fallen Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Wade Wilson by wearing his dog tags in her next music video.

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Marine, leader, friend remembered during memorial

Story by Kenneth Jasik | Regional Command Southwest | Date: 05.18.2012
Date Posted: 05.21.2012 00:45

FORWARD OPERATING BASE EDINBUROUGH, Afghanistan – Marines gathered to remember and celebrate the life of a squad leader with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, May 18.

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May 15, 2012

Marine remembered at funeral for ‘determination’

By Hannah Poturalski, Staff Writer Updated 6:08 PM Tuesday, May 15, 2012

SHARONVILLE — On what would have been his 26th birthday, friends and family of Sgt. John Patrick “J.P.” Huling gathered for his funeral.

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May 7, 2012

Local Marine victim of deadly trend

Attacker wore Afghan Army uniform

7:55 PM, May. 7, 2012
Written by
Jennifer Edwards Baker and Janice Morse

WEST CHESTER TWP. — A local Marine was killed by someone “wearing an Afghan National Army uniform” – a person supposed to be an ally of U.S. forces – the Department of Defense confirmed Monday.

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Marine killed by man in Afghan army uniform

By Chris Blake - The Associated Press
Posted : Monday May 7, 2012 9:13:11 EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan soldier killed one Marine and wounded another before being shot to death in return fire in southern Afghanistan, the latest in a series of attacks against foreigners blamed on government forces working with coalition troops.

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April 27, 2012

Marine known for love of U.S

.Mason grad killed in 5th deployment

By Laurel L. Scott
Posted April 27, 2012 at 7:58 p.m.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Paul Smith, dean of students for Mason ISD, remembers Joseph Fankhauser because of the FBI visit.

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Fallen MARSOC operator awarded Silver Star

Staff report
Posted : Friday Apr 27, 2012 9:38:17 EDT

An operator with Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command will posthumously receive the Silver Star for life-saving heroism in Badghis province, Afghanistan.

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April 25, 2012

Preserving a Marine's sacrifice: The evolution of Combat Outpost Torbert

4/25/2012 By Cpl. Reece Lodder , Regimental Combat Team 5

COMBAT OUTPOST TORBERT, Afghanistan — The small combat outpost, surrounded by open desert and tiny farming villages in southern Helmand province’s Garmsir district, is the quietest it’s been since December 2010.

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April 24, 2012

Marines and sailors remember caring, fearless brother in Marjah

Story by Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez | Regimental Combat Team-5, 1st Marine Division | Date: 04.24.2012

COMBAT OUTPOST DULUTH, Afghanistan – U.S. Marines and sailors with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, formed a line in front of a battlefield cross, assembled in honor of Lance Cpl. Abraham Tarwoe, a dog handler and mortarman who served with Weapons Company, after the conclusion of his memorial service here, April 22.

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April 19, 2012

Marines say goodbye to fallen brother

Story by Lance Cpl. Mark Garcia | Regimental Combat Team 6 | Date: 04.19.2012

COMBAT OUTPOST SHIR GHAZAY, Afghanistan -- On a hot Friday morning, more than 100 Marines gathered to honor Cpl. Alex Martinez, a fallen comrade, during a memorial ceremony, April 13.

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April 18, 2012

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit honors fallen Marines while at sea

Story by 2nd Lt. Joshua Larson | 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit | Date: 04.18.2012

OFF THE COAST OF MOROCCO – Marines and sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group gathered together to honor Cpl. Derek Kerns and Cpl. Robby Reyes during a memorial ceremony aboard the USS Iwo Jima April 18.

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April 14, 2012

Family, friends, community say goodbye to Elgin Marine

By Emily McFarlan ~ emcfarlan@stmedianetwork.com April 14, 2012 8:34PM

Life Changers International Church in Hoffman Estates is the church Julianna Martinez, now 22, has attended since she was 12 or 13 years old, according to Pastor Gregory Dickow.

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Family accepts Bronze Star for fallen Marine

Texan awarded medal posthumously at Ellington Field

By Lindsay Wise
Updated 10:00 p.m., Saturday, April 14, 2012

Rows of Marines snapped to attention at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base Saturday afternoon to honor the bravery of a 26-year-old staff sergeant from Arlington who lost his life in Afghanistan last year.

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April 13, 2012

Camp Pendleton honors five fallen Marines

It's a solemn day for the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, as it remembers comrades killed on a recent deployment to Afghanistan.

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
April 13, 2012

CAMP PENDLETON — After the formal ceremony was over, after the traditional order to "honor the dead" had been given, Marines and family members approached what are called battlefield crosses: individual displays of boots, dog tags, pictures and inverted rifles.

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From Marine wife to war widow

Procession, service planned for Elgin native killed in Afghanistan

By Michelle Stoffel, Chicago Tribune reporter
April 13, 2012

Alex Martinez was above all shy; a quietly motivated man, beloved by his friends and family and totally dedicated to his duty as a U.S. Marine, said his wife, Juliana Martinez.

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Kaipat, 21, killed in Afghanistan

By Haidee V. Eugenio
Reporter
Friday, April 13, 2012

A 21-year-old Marine from the CNMI was killed while on combat patrol in Afghanistan on Wednesday, bringing to 16 the number of Commonwealth sons and daughters who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the wars against terror since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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April 12, 2012

Marine's gift to Ithaca comes at a huge price

Written by
Dave Bohrer
11:31 PM, Apr. 12, 2012

A man sobbed uncontrollably, doubled over on the sidewalk Tuesday night as the last of Cpl. Christopher D. Bordoni's flag-draped casket escorted by Marines in their crisp dress blues disappeared through the doors of Bangs Funeral Home on the other side of Green Street.

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‘The Magnificent Bastards’ remember fallen brothers

Story by Cpl. Benjamin Crilly | 1st Marine Division | Date: 04.12.2012

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Five 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Marines were memorialized by their fellow comrades, friends and family during a memorial service at San Mateo, April 12.

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Official: Osprey crashed after Marines unloaded

By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Apr 12, 2012 9:21:15 EDT

Two Marines were killed and two severely injured in the crash of an MV-22 Osprey during a training exercise in southern Morocco, the Marine Corps confirmed Wednesday.

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Two New River Marines Killed In Osprey Crash

Posted: Wed 10:53 PM, Apr 11, 2012
Updated: Thu 10:17 AM, Apr 12, 2012

The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Lejeune is releasing more information about the deadly Osprey crash in Morocco Wednesday, including confirming the two killed were from the New River Air Station.

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April 11, 2012

Marines salute fallen brother in Khan Neshin district

Story by Sgt. Michael Cifuentes | Regimental Combat Team-5, 1st Marine Division | Date: 04.11.2012

COMBAT OUTPOST CASTLE, Afghanistan – “It’s going to be a little quiet and boring the rest of the deployment now … without his jokes and all the other stuff he gets us into.”

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April 8, 2012

Ithaca Marine's funeral will follow time-honored tradition

8:50 PM, Apr. 8, 2012

Ithaca -- When the Marine Corps honor guard presents the folded flag to Cpl. Christopher Bordoni's widow, Jesse, the guard will do so on behalf of the president, the Marine Corps commandant and a grateful nation.

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April 7, 2012

Elgin man who was ‘proud to be a Marine’ killed in Afghanistan

BY HUNTER CLAUSS Staff Reporter hclauss@suntimes.com April 7, 2012 12:38AM

A U.S. Marine from northwest suburban Elgin died in Afghanistan while “conducting combat operations,” the U.S. Department of Defense said Friday.

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April 6, 2012

Marine from Elgin dies in Afghanistan

By Peter Nickeas
Tribune reporter
11:29 p.m. CDT, April 6, 2012

A 21-year-old Marine from Elgin died Thursday during his second deployment to Afghanistan, according to his family and the United States Department of Defense.

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April 4, 2012

Ithaca Marine, 21, dies of wounds from Afghanistan

Benefit dinner for family will go on, organizer says

Written by
Rachel Stern and Matt Hayes
7:20 PM, Apr. 4, 2012

Ithaca -- Christopher D. Bordoni, the Ithaca Marine corporal who was critically injured in Afghanistan, died Tuesday night. He was 21.

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March 30, 2012

Marine helicopter squadron honors six killed in Afghanistan

Story by Sgt. Brian Tuthill | Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay | Date: 03.30.2012

MARINE CORP BASE, Hawaii - Nearly 100 Marines, sailors, family members and friends gathered today to honor six Marines of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 who were killed Jan. 19 when their CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter went down in Afghanistan.

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March 28, 2012

Marine sergeant from Waldwick remembered as 'great kid' who 'wanted to be wherever the action was'

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Last updated: Wednesday March 28, 2012, 7:13 PM
BY JODI WEINBERGER
WALDWICK SUBURBAN NEWS
NorthJersey.com

Sgt. Joseph D'Augustine of the U.S. Marine Corps was killed in Afghanistan this week. He was 29.

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March 23, 2012

Fallen Corpsman honored for service, sacrifice

Story by Lance Cpl. Timothy Lenzo | Regimental Combat Team 6 | Date: 03.23.2012

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM II, Afghanistan - “Every corpsman wants to be out there to help protect and save the Marines that we serve with,” said Petty Officer 1st Class George Fricke, leading petty officer, Regimental Aid Station, Regimental Combat Team 6.

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March 21, 2012

Navy: Not so fast on reopening Peralta probe

By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Mar 21, 2012 11:28:09 EDT

Navy officials acknowledged they are reviewing new evidence in the valor case of Sgt. Rafael Peralta, but stopped short of describing the review as a “reopening” of the investigation.

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March 20, 2012

After 37 years, Long Beach slaying victim ID'd as Marine

Police use military records to track down the identity of a man found dead in a carport in 1974. The man, Oral Alfred Stuart Jr., was reported absent without authorization from Camp Pendleton 12 days after his body was found.

By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
March 20, 2012

For 37 years, the identity of a young man beaten to death in an carport in Long Beach remained a mystery.

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March 19, 2012

‘Semper Fidelis’ display comes to Kent State, honors man’s journey to learn of his father

By Jim Carney
Beacon Journal staff writer
Published: March 19, 2012 - 12:18 AM

CHAGRIN FALLS: It came to Tom Patrick Kindt Hubbard in 1998 while reading to his 2-year-old son, Calvin.

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March 17, 2012

The Brave Ducklings

Tom Sileo
Saturday, March 17, 2012

Earlier this year, Cpl. Philip McGeath was still alive. Today his smile is a cherished memory to his grieving mother.

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March 16, 2012

Marine was shot by Afghan soldier: officials

By Robert Burns - The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Mar 16, 2012 8:59:55 EDT

WASHINGTON — An Afghan soldier shot to death a 22-year-old Marine at an outpost in southwestern Afghanistan last month in a previously undisclosed case of apparent Afghan treachery that marked at least the seventh killing of an American military member by his supposed ally in the past six weeks, Marine officials said.

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WWII veteran, historian Jack Hallowell dies at 91

By Jim Sheeler
Special to The Denver Post
Posted: 03/16/2012 01:00:00 AM MDT
Updated: 03/16/2012 10:54:49 AM MDT

From his perch at his regular table in the Red Robin restaurant in Lakewood, the 85-year-old man noticed a uniformed young Marine eating alone. As Jack Hallowell finished his meal, he motioned discreetly to the bartender.

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March 11, 2012

Family copes with loss of sons in Afghanistan

By Jeannie Nuss - The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Mar 11, 2012 16:29:13 EDT

PRESCOTT, Ark. — When their older brother Jeremy died in Afghanistan, Ben and Beau Wise did what loyal brothers and soldiers do. They stood solemnly in uniform at his memorial, laid red roses in front of his picture, and Ben spoke bravely to a chapel full of loved ones who came to mourn.

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March 9, 2012

Solemn procession and Taps for fallen Marine

Staff report
10:55 a.m. CST, March 9, 2012

Holding American flags under a crisp blue sky, family and friends of a fallen Marine lined the streets on the Southwest Side this morning to pay their respects as his body was carried in a procession from Midway Airport.

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March 7, 2012

Mom Copes With the Loss of Marine Son

Circling the Wagons

March 7th, 2012 // By Phyllis McGeath as told to Lance Cpl. Chelsea Flowers

I know what it means to be a Marine mom. I’ve been one since 2008 when my oldest son, Philip, enlisted. Since then, two more of my seven children have become Marines. But this past January, every Marine mom’s nightmare became my reality – I lost a child. On Jan. 18, 2012 my oldest son Philip was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. My life changed forever.

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Homeless veterans receive final salute ex-GIs deserve

By Sig Christenson
Updated 11:56 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2012

As burials go, the one for Albert Lee Renfro and Everardo Alvarez-Lara on a misty Wednesday was sad in ways other funerals are not.

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March 3, 2012

Chicago Marine killed in Afghanistan

West Beverly family is shaken

By Jonathan Bullington, Chicago Tribune reporter
March 3, 2012

The last time Grace Lavin saw her brother, Marine Lance Cpl. Conner Lowry, it was via an Internet video call in January. From somewhere in Afghanistan, he teared up as they talked, looking very much like he missed home, she said.

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March 1, 2012

Beverly man killed in Afghanistan: ‘His heart was as big as he was’

BY SUSAN DEMAR LAFFERTY slafferty@southtownstar.com March 1, 2012 10:40PM

Grace Lavin came home from school Thursday to see three U.S. Marines gathered around her mom. Instinctively, she knew what had happened and she screamed.

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February 27, 2012

W. Va. Marine Dies During Calif. Desert Training

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. February 27, 2012 (AP)

The Marine Corps says a Marine who died after collapsing at a California training base was from West Virginia.

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February 25, 2012

Grim task: Informing families in Marine copter crash

By Jaimee Rose and Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Arizona Republic
February 25, 2012

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – They walk to fallen soldiers' front doors in pairs, crisp and dark in their military dress blues: one officer, one chaplain.

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February 24, 2012

Marines release names of 7 killed in deadliest aviation training accident in years

By Associated Press, Updated: Friday, February 24, 7:29 PM

SAN DIEGO — The Marine Corps has released the names of the seven Marines killed in the deadliest aviation training accident in years.

The dead were listed Friday as Maj. Thomas A. Budrejko, 37, of Montville, Conn.; Capt. Michael M. Quin, 28, of Purcellville, Va.; Capt. Benjamin N. Cerniglia, 31, of Montgomery, Ala.; Sgt. Justin A. Everett, 33, of Clovis, Calif.; Lance Cpl. Corey A. Little, 25, of Marietta, Ga; Lance Cpl. Nickoulas H. Elliott, 21, of Spokane, Wash. and Capt. Nathan W. Anderson, 32, of Amarillo, Texas.

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Marines search for answers after fatal training collision

By Dustin Gardiner and Richard Ruelas - The (Phoenix) Arizona Republic
Posted : Friday Feb 24, 2012 7:45:23 EST

YUMA -The remote areas surrounding this Marine Corps town are favored for helicopter training, in part, because the desert landscape resembles that of war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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February 23, 2012

7 Pendleton Marines killed in helo collision

Staff report
Posted : Thursday Feb 23, 2012 9:38:13 EST

Seven Marines were killed Wednesday after two light-attack helicopters collided during nighttime training at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Marine officials said.

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Copter collision kills 7 Marines in Calif. in one of Corps’ deadliest crashes in years

By Associated Press, Thursday, February 23

SAN DIEGO — A collision that killed seven Marines in one of the Marine Corps’ deadliest aviation training accidents in years occurred over a sprawling desert range favored by the U.S. military because its craggy mountains and hot, dusty conditions are similar to Afghanistan’s harsh environment.

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February 18, 2012

Unit honors fallen corpsman

Story by Capt. Roger Hollenbeck | 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit | Date: 02.18.2012

ARABIAN SEA – All hands celebrated the life and service of Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyler L. Estrada during a memorial service aboard USS Makin Island Feb. 17.

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February 15, 2012

Navy names destroyer for Rafael Peralta

By Sam Fellman - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Feb 15, 2012 15:26:21 EST

The three latest destroyers will be named for Navy and Marine Corps heroes from Pearl Harbor, Vietnam and the Iraq war, the Navy announced in a statement Wednesday.

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February 7, 2012

Marines memorialize Seattle hero

Story by Staff Sgt. Robert Storm | Regimental Combat Team 6 | Date: 02.07.2012

FORWARD OPERATING BASE NOW ZAD, Helmand province, Afghanistan - The Marines stand at attention. War-toughened sergeants shout out “here” as their name is called. Leading the formation, 1stSgt Andrew Golding, 45, weapons company first sergeant, from Fort Lauderdale, Fl. calls the roll.

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February 6, 2012

Family Releases Camp Pendleton Marine’s Final Letter (Video)

February 6, 2012 | 10:11 AM | By Beth Ford Roth

Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. William Stacey was killed January 31 by an IED while on foot patrol in Afghanistan. Last week Home Post shared a war correspondent’s memories of the 23-year-old sergeant. Lawrence Dabney had been embedded with Stacey’s squad in Afghanistan. Dabney wrote of Stacey:
Sgt. Stacey was as special as they come. He had a bright and concentrated flame within him that could cut through stone. It spelled death and failure for his enemies and gave life to his comrades.

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February 5, 2012

Marine's Wife Killed in Housing Explosion

February 05, 2012
Associated Press

COLEVILLE, Calif. -- A woman killed in a propane gas explosion outside a remote Northern California training base was the 31-year-old wife of a U.S. Marine, and a mother of two from Hudson, Iowa, military officials said late Saturday.

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February 3, 2012

Family, friends say farewell to fallen Marine

By ERIKA I. RITCHIE / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Published: Feb. 3, 2012 Updated: 5:13 p.m.

LAKE FOREST – At 7, Cpl. Christopher Singer knew he wanted to be a Marine, his mother told more than 1,000 gathered at Saddleback Church on Friday.

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Fallen Marine’s Last Words: ‘It Was All Worth it’

By Alexandra Ludka
Feb 3, 2012 2:11pm

Sgt. William Stacey joined the Marines in January 2007, completing a total of five deployments. He was scheduled to return home from his final deployment in Afghanistan this spring.

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February 2, 2012

CPL. JOEY LOGAN MEMORIAL SERVICE

Filed Thu, Feb 2, 2012 by Scott Engle

Hundreds turned out for to say good bye to Cpl. Joey Logan Wednesday afternoon at the North Montgomery County Community Center in Willis. Once again the streets were lined procession route with flags as many stood silent, some saluting others hands on their hearts as the hearse passes by them.

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February 1, 2012

Seattle Marine killed Jan. 31 in Afghanistan made his mark

By Erik Lacitis
Seattle Times staff reporter
Originally published February 1, 2012 at 9:32 PM | Page modified February 2, 2012 at 5:07 PM

On Tuesday morning at 7:30, Bob Stacey was heading out the door of his Roosevelt home to take his daughter, Anna, 16, to school and then head off to work.

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Honor the Fallen

Marine Cpl. Michael W. Ouellette
Died March 22, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

28, of Manchester, N.H.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died March 22 in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. Also killed was Cpl. Anthony L. Williams.

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Family, friends gather at funeral for fallen Marine from Willis

Demond Fernandez
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Hundreds came out in Montgomery County Wednesday to honor a Willis Marine killed in action.

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Afghanistan chapel dedicated to fallen Marines

2/1/2012 By Cpl. Justin M. Boling , 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd)

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan — A newly constructed chapel at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, was dedicated in a ceremony, Jan. 31, to Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.

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January 30, 2012

THOUSANDS LINE THE ROADS AS MARINE HERO RETURNS

Filed Mon, Jan 30, 2012 by Scott Engle

As scheduled the private jet carrying Cpl. Joseph Logan arrived at Bush International Airport at 10 a.m. Monday morning. As the family sat on the tarmac facing the aircraft as it taxied in Houston Police, Patriot Guard, Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies, Precinct 2 and Precinct 3 deputies stood at attention. Houston Fire Department with their airport crash trucks positioned themselves and created an arch of water as the aircraft passed under it.

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January 25, 2012

Nevada Marine's remains returned home

By Keith Rogers
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted: Jan. 25, 2012 | 8:43 p.m.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2012 | 8:40 a.m.

Forty-five minutes before President Barack Obama landed at McCarran International Airport, the remains of fallen Marine Cpl. Jon-Luke Bateman arrived at Nellis Air Force Base, where his grief-struck family waited.

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Motorcade, public memorial this weekend for fallen Marine from Ferndale

CALEB HUTTON; THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
Published: 01/25/12 5:01 pm | Updated: 01/26/12 9:18 am

A public motorcade is tentatively scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Jan. 28, in honor of a U.S. Marine from Ferndale who died last week in Afghanistan.

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January 24, 2012

Marines in Afghanistan honor brethren killed in helicopter crash

Story by Cpl. Brian Adam Jones | 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) | Date: 01.24.2012

CAMP BASTIAN, Afghanistan -- The Marines of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 filled the pews of a small chapel at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, to bid farewell to six fallen brothers, Jan. 24.

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January 23, 2012

Marine corporal, a former Chaparral High grad, killed in action

By AARON CLAVERIE aclaverie@californian.com | Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 3:15 pm

U.S. Marine Cpl. Christopher G. Singer, 23, a Chaparral High School graduate, died Saturday after he was shot while serving in Afghanistan, a family member said Monday.

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January 22, 2012

Classmates, teachers remember Crystal Lake Marine killed in Afghanistan

McHone was inspiration to work hard, "always wanted to be the best he could"

By KATIE ANDERSON - kanderson@shawmedia.com
Created: Sunday, January 22, 2012 5:30 a.m. CST

CRYSTAL LAKE – To his classmates and former coaches at Crystal Lake South High School, “Nate” McHone always will be an inspiration to work hard at whatever task sits before you.

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January 21, 2012

2nd CEB holds memorial service for 26 fallen members

January 21, 2012 4:29 AM
HOPE HODGE - DAILY NEWS STAFF

It has been eight-and-a-half years since Jary and Sheryl Kleiboeker received word that their son, 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Nicholas Kleiboeker, of 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, was killed by an exploding munitions bunker near Al Hillah, Iraq on May 13, 2003, becoming the first unit casualty from the Wars on Terror. For other families who joined the Kleiboekers at the battalion’s headquarters on Friday, only a year had passed since the dreaded knock of a casualty assistance officer.

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January 20, 2012

Flags Ordered at Half-Staff for Cpl. McGeath

Updated: Friday, 20 Jan 2012, 9:26 PM MST
Published : Friday, 20 Jan 2012, 9:26 PM MST

PHOENIX - When you are out and about this weekend, you'll noticed that flags around town and across the state are lowered to half staff.

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January 17, 2012

Calif. family of fallen Marine to get Navy Cross

AP Newswire
Jan 17, 3:05 AM EST

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. Navy is expected to present its highest honor to the California family of a 20-year-old Marine killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan after helping his fellow Marines get out of harm's way.

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January 5, 2012

Anderson sailor killed in Afghan blast

Local man had spoken to family hour before

By George L. Winship Anderson Valley Post
Posted January 3, 2012 at 11 p.m.

A 24-year-old Navy petty officer from Anderson has died in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan.

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January 4, 2012

Military's Gold Star families often feel disconnected

By Gregg Zoroya
USA Today
Published: January 4, 2012

COLLINSVILLE, Okla. - Jane Horton wears a small Gold Star pin honoring her husband, Christopher, who was killed by Taliban gunfire four months ago.

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January 3, 2012

Guadalupe Mourns Marine Killed in Car Crash

Posted: Jan 03, 2012 8:43 PM CST Updated: Jan 03, 2012 8:43 PM CST

SANTA MARIA - Fellow Marines are reaching out to the family of a Marine drill instructor who was killed over the weekend in a car crash in Santa Maria.

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January 2, 2012

Volunteer honor guard makes sure veterans get the proper final salute

By Jim Warren — jwarren@herald-leader.com Posted: 12:00am on Jan 2, 2012; Modified: 2:34pm on Jan 2, 2012

When 21-year Army veteran Floyd E. Douglas was laid to rest at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Pulaski County last month, 17 men and women, all veterans wearing the uniforms of the various military services, were there to render full military honors.

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December 20, 2011

More on Sam Griffith

Tina Hay
December 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Yesterday I heard from Maj. Erik Orient ’99, a Penn State Naval ROTC instructor who knew Sam Griffith ’97, the Marine officer killed in Afghanistan last Wednesday.

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December 19, 2011

Texans surprise Marine’s widow and son with a new house

By Chris Chase
Mon Dec 19 10:53am EST

Marine Scott Wood died four weeks ago after suffering injuries during combat in Iraq. Before his burial, his wife dressed him in two uniforms. On the outside, Scott wore his military dress blues. Underneath, he wore the blue No. 80 jersey of Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson.

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December 18, 2011

For Marine's widow, Iraq war will never be truly over

By Tony Perry
Los Angeles Times
Published: December 18, 2011

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - For most of America, the war in Iraq officially ended last week with a speech-laden ceremony in Baghdad.

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December 17, 2011

Family to accept UT Arlington degree on behalf of slain Marine

By Chris Vaughn
cvaughn@star-telegram.com
Posted Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011

Of the hundreds of men and women who will receive their college degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington tonight in front of family and friends, only one will be represented onstage by his wife and his mother.

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December 16, 2011

Iraq War Ends, Mother Still Feels Loss

Operation Iraqi Freedom officially ended Thursday, Dec. 15

By Ashley Gordon and Gordon Tokumatsu
| Friday, Dec 16, 201

Lisa Anderson’s daily life had to move past the personal tragedy she faced in 2004 when her oldest son Marine LCpl Nicholas Anderson was killed in action in Iraq.

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December 15, 2011

Jupiter mother: Marine reservist killed in Afghanistan 'lived by faith'

By Cynthia Roldan
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Updated: 7:52 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011
Posted: 6:13 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

Two U.S. Marines knocked on Kathleen Bischoff's door in Jupiter Wednesday morning, there to inform her that her only son, Maj. Sam Griffith, had been shot and killed in Afghanistan.

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Community rallying around Bozeman family struck by tragedy

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 4:09 PM by Judy Slate
Updated: Dec 16, 2011 11:47 AM

The community is rallying around a Bozeman family that lost almost everything in a fire that ripped through their rental home on Wednesday.

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December 14, 2011

Mother of Fallen Marine: "He paid the ultimate price for our freedom."

FOX8 Staff Writer
9:52 a.m. EST, December 14, 2011

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP)—
The mother of a local marine shot in Afghanistan visited FOX8 on Wednesday to talk about the ultimate sacrifice her son made to protect his country.

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December 12, 2011

Volunteers lay 90,000 wreaths at Arlington

The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Dec 11, 2011 10:20:21 EST

ARLINGTON, Va. — Volunteers honored veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday with a massive effort to lay tens of thousands of holiday wreaths at their tombstones.

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December 7, 2011

Michigan family reeling from beloved Marine's death in Afghanistan

By Eric D. Lawrence
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer
Dec. 7, 2011

Marine Staff Sgt. Vincent Bell didn't make it home as often as he wanted, so his family relished his visit during the first week of October.

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December 5, 2011

100K wreaths headed to Arlington Cemetery

By Clarke Canfield - The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Dec 5, 2011 9:13:37 EST

PORTLAND, Maine — Twenty years ago, wreath company owner Morrill Worcester and a dozen other people laid 5,000 wreaths on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. It was Worcester's way of giving thanks to the nation's veterans with leftover unsold wreaths.

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December 4, 2011

Fallen Marine receives a hero's welcome

Grieving family gathers at McNary Field as their fallen Marine comes home

Written by
Capi Lynn
Statesman Journal
11:52 PM, Dec. 4, 2011

Marine Cpl. Adam Buyes was welcomed home Sunday during a somber but stately ceremony on a flag-lined tarmac at McNary Field, eight days after he was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan.

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November 30, 2011

Funeral for fallen Danville Marine draws nearly 1,800 mourners

By Paul Thissen
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 11/30/2011 11:04:09 AM PST
Updated: 11/30/2011 09:24:00 PM PST

DANVILLE -- It was barely two months after he arrived in Afghanistan and just a few weeks before his 20th birthday. Lance Cpl. Joshua "Chachi" Corral died a Marine; it was what he had long dreamed of becoming.

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November 28, 2011

Salem Marine Cpl. Adam Buyes dies in combat in Afghanistan

Published: Monday, November 28, 2011, 7:37 PM
By Ray Whitehouse, The Oregonian

A 21-year-old Marine from Salem has died while fighting in Afghanistan.

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November 22, 2011

Marine from Preston dies from injuries in Afghanistan

Staff report | Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 3:00 pm

PRESTON, Iowa — Those who knew Cpl. Zach Reiff remembered him Tuesday as a young man who loved his family and was proud to serve his country.

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November 19, 2011

Danville mourns Marine killed in Afghanistan

By Rick Hurd
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 11/19/2011 04:57:37 PM PST
Updated: 11/19/2011 09:01:02 PM PST

When Joshua Corral dedicated his life to serving his country, he took many friends with him.

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November 15, 2011

Lest we forget: remembrance service honors Garmsir fallen

Story by Cpl. Reece Lodder | Regimental Combat Team-5, 1st Marine Division | Date: 11.15.2011

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELHI, Helmand province, Afghanistan — Since 2006, coalition forces have fought to bring security and stability to the once insurgent-heavy Garmsir district. Five years later, coalition forces are near transitioning control of the district to the local government.

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