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Retired Marine Ernie ‘Gunny’ Napper adds life to Disneyland’s flag retreat

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In his role as security officer, Ernie Napper is a big attraction in the park. Continue reading

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Remains of Lance Cpl Anthony Denier returned to New York for burial

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Marine Anthony Denier, 26, was killed in Afghanistan on Dec. 2 by enemy fire. Continue reading

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Debate expected on tainted water measure for former Lejeune Marines, families

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Thousands of sick Marine veterans and their families may be on the verge of taking a giant leap toward receiving health care for illnesses they suffered from decades of water contamination at Marines Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Continue reading

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Marines hike the Appalachian Trail to raise money for wounded veterans

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For the past 3½ months, Sean Gobin and Mark Silvers, both U.S. Marines, have been hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise money in order to purchase adaptive vehicles for veterans who have had limbs amputated during their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading

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Marines report 333 sexual assaults, new prevention plan

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WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps on Monday released a plan aimed at preventing sexual assault and holding offenders and commanders accountable, noting that “despite our efforts, we have been ineffective at addressing and eliminating sexual assault.” Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Marine teaches Caribbean veterans techniques to control crowds

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Marine Sgt. Andrew Mercer, a seven-year military policeman from Allentown, Pa., was in Christ Church, Barbados, on June 18 to teach a civil-disturbance-control class to Caribbean veterans for Exercise Tradewinds 2012. Continue reading

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Marine museum gets $12M gift for new galleries

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DUMFRIES, Va. — The chairman and CEO of meat producer Bar-S Foods Co. is giving $12 million to help complete exhibits about Marines who served since Vietnam at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in northern Virginia. Timothy T. … Continue reading

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Marine uses ballet to heal, share stories of war

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NEW YORK CITY — If anyone understands the choreography of combat, it’s Roman Baca. He has plucked grace from war’s chaos. It is at the core of both his art and his service to his country. “As a dancer, you … Continue reading

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A warm welcome greets Marine after a long road back

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The president had pinned a Purple Heart to his shirt while he was recuperating from injuries suffered in Afghanistan, but it was unexpectedly moving for Marine Cpl. Grant Cantrell III to hear the cheers of folks when he arrived in his hometown. Cantrell, a 2008 graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School, was welcomed home May 8 after months of surgeries and treatment for injuries he suffered after stepping on an improvised explosive device in September 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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Marine speaks about showing love, support for Iraq, Afghanistan vets

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Tracy Burke, a Marine combat veteran, says he is worried that veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have been marginalized. “I’m concerned about the fact that an increasing segment of civilian population can’t relate to the military,” he said. Continue reading

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