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Former Marine Receives Combat Awards Decades after Earning Them

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MISHAWAKA -- More than 45 years after earning but never receiving several combat medals, a proud Vietnam War veteran finally had his moment in the sun Thursday at a joyful ceremony surrounded by family members and friends. Steve Denman, of Osceola, served 11 months in Vietnam for the Marine Corps, where he reached the rank of lance corporal. W... more

Parris Island Recruit Attacked Comrade, Will Be Separated from Corps

Drill instructors present their new Marines with Eagle, Globe and Anchors during the emblem ceremony Sept. 7, 2013, at the Iwo Jima flag raising statue on Parris Island, S.C. (Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill)

A Parris Island recruit is being separated from the Marine Corps after attacking a fellow recruit whose parents say he was in a wheelchair at the time. The recruit, whom Parris Island officials declined to identify because of an ongoing investigation, was involved in an Easter Sunday incident in the depot's sick bay in which he attacked fellow ... more

Marines Cutting Six Ospreys from Crisis Response Task Force

U.S. Marines with the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa load into an V-22 Osprey during a demonstration as part of exercise African Lion 16 at Tifnit, Kingdom of Morocco, April 26, 2016. (U.S. Air Force/Krystal Ardrey)

Back-to-back years of budget cuts are forcing the Marine Corps to slash in half its fleet of crisis response Ospreys in Spain, a move that comes as the force struggles to maintain its overall state of readiness, according to senior Defense Department officials. During a Senate appropriations hearing last week, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chai... more

4,000 Sailors, Marines Return from 7-month Deployment on USS Kearsarge

The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) participates in a composite training unit exercise off the East Coast of the US in preparation for a deployment, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tamara Vaughn/Released)

NORFOLK — The good-natured argument over hugs started on the pier. Matthew Dugger, 11, spotted his stepdad aboard the returning amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge and wanted to be the first. "What? I thought we talked about this," said Matthew's mother, Katti Burns, looking over at her son. Before the hugs and tears, there was anticipation... more

Former Camp Pendleton Marine Sentenced for Killing Baby Son

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VISTA, Calif. — A former Southern California Marine is facing life in prison for beating to death his 7-month-old son. Twenty-three-year-old Stanford Morocho pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder. He was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years to life in prison. Morocho is a former Camp Pendleton Marine. He and the boy's mother had agreed to... more

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