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Kaarin Remmich drew my attention to an article in The Forum today that I wanted to share here on my blog. The article is about a play that will be staged at the Fargo V.A. tomorrow atnoon and 3 PM. Th... Posted on 11/20/12 at 12:13 AM
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STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! The Purple Heart
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The Purple Heart
It is one of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces. Introduced as... Posted on 5/16/10 at 11:00 PM
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
The U.S. Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military's toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness.
A San Antonio man has been accused of manslaughter after a Marine friend who was visiting died from a shotgun blast. Philip Pavelko was charged Monday. Pavelko has said the shooting of his buddy was an accident.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article Two military helicopters collided over the California desert during nighttime training exercises, killing seven Marines in the latest of several aircraft accidents involving Camp Pendleton troops.
Gunnery Sgt. Earl Wakonabo, formerly of Bemidji, received the Bronze Star with Combat “V” medal recently from the U.S. Marine Corps. Wakonabo, a 34-year-old force recon gunnery sergeant assigned to the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, received the award Jan. 27 in San Diego.
The Marine Corps confirmed today that one of its scout sniper teams in Afghanistan posed for a photograph in front of a flag with a logo resembling that of the notorious Nazi SS. Use of the SS symbol is not acceptable, and the Marine Corps has addressed the issue, Lt. Col. Stewart Upton said in a statement. However, he did not specify what action was taken.
A discharged Marine private who slit his wrists in a suicide attempt is fighting his military conviction for deliberately injuring himself, arguing the punishment is inconsistent with the armed forces' efforts to battle a rise in suicides during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The lone Marine to face sentencing for the killing of two dozen unarmed Iraqis in one of the Iraq War's defining moments walked away with no jail time Tuesday after defending his squad's storming of the homes of Haditha as a necessary act "to keep the rest of my Marines alive."
Military prosecutors worked for more than six years to bring Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich to trial on manslaughter charges that could have sent him away to prison for life. But only weeks after the long-awaited trial started, they offered Wuterich a deal that stopped the proceedings and could mean little to no jail time for the squad leader who ordered his men to "shoot first, ask questions later," resulting in one of the Iraq War's worst attacks on civilians by U.S. troops.
A Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty today, reaching a deal that will mean a maximum of three months confinement and end the largest and longest-running criminal case against U.S. troops to emerge from the Iraq War.
All six Marines killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were based in Hawaii, a Hawaii congresswoman said Friday. The helicopter crashed Thursday in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand.
A 39-second video purporting to show Marines urinating on dead bodies in Afghanistan is straining U.S.-Afghan relations but is not expected to undo months of work aimed at brokering peace with the Taliban.
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