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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
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
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
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
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