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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | April 13, 2003
It's barely 8:30 a.m. in Mess Hall 455 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and 240 pounds of lightly breaded legs, thighs and breasts are already sizzling and popping in two deep vats of oil in the galley. Retired Marine David French is about to toss 105 pounds of cubed potatoes into the deep fry. Steps away, Philippines-born Evelyn Edwards is busy stirring 20 pounds of ziti, Creole sauce and gravy in three 60-gallon kettles. And Gloria Crawford, a former Marine who hails from South Carolina, is at the grill flipping slabs of liver smothered in onions and sauteed with salt, pepper and a palm-full of garlic.
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By Jacques Kelly and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
David Chirinos, a former Marine Corps corporal who served in Afghanistan, died of complications from cancer and liver failure Sept. 13 at his Parkville home. He was 27. Born in Miami, he was the son of Rosa Chirinos. He was a graduate of South Ridge High School, where he played varsity volleyball and was team captain. He worked for DirecTV and for a hotel car valet service for a year before enlisting in the Marines in 2009. "He took his volleyball seriously and could jump super high," said a high school classmate, Chris Montero, who lives in Wilmington, N.C. "He was a natural leader, in a spontaneous kind of way. He was never pushy.
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By Eric Schmitt and Eric Schmitt,New York Times News Service | December 1, 1992
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- Every Friday and Saturday night, scores of off-duty Marines flock to a Jacksonville bar to shoot a game of pool, cure a bout of loneliness or dance until the wee hours.By the book, they are risking stiff fines or even jail time, since Camp Lejeune, the largest Marine Corps base on the East Coast, has declared the bar, Friends Lounge, off limits to the installation's 43,000 Marines and sailors. It is a gay bar and conflicts with the military's ban on homosexual behavior.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2012
A Marine from Laurel was killed Friday in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Saturday night. Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III, 21, died in combat in Helmand province, the Pentagon said. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Mills is the fifth service member from Maryland killed this year, and the fourth to die in Afghanistan. matthew.brown@baltsun.com Twitter.com/matthewhaybrown
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November 2, 2006
As of yesterday, at least 2,817 members of the U.S. military have died since March 2003. Identifications Lance Cpl. Clifford R. Collinsworth, 20, Chelsea, Mich.; Lance Cpl. Nathan R. Elrod, 20, Salisbury, N.C.; and Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Manoukian, 22, Lathrup Village, Mich.; killed Oct. 21 in combat in Anbar province; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force; Camp Lejeune, N.C. Staff Sgt. Patrick O. Barlow, 42, Greensboro, N.C.; died Oct. 18 in San Antonio of a noncombat-related medical condition; assigned to the 50th Engineer Company, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
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October 26, 1992
Westminster grad completes basic at Camp LejeuneMarine Pvt. Philip W. Boner, son of Robert P. and Carolyn B. Boner of Westminster, recently completed the Basic Engineer Equipment Mechanic Course.During the course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C., students studied the inspection, maintenance and repair of engineering and earth moving equipment. The 1990 Westminster High School graduate joined the Marine Corps in January.POLICE* Westminster: Helene Ferguson of Hillside Court reported Wednesday that her purse was stolen at a restaurant in 140 Village Shopping Center.
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By Jen Roppel and Jen Roppel,COX NEWS SERVICE | October 6, 2002
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio - From 1982 to 1985, Jeff Byron served his country as a Marine air traffic controller, living at Camp Lejeune, N.C., with thousands of other Marine families. His small daughter, Andrea, was often sick, and Rachel, born at Camp Lejeune, suffered from a number of birth defects. On March 27, 2000, a letter - almost discarded as junk mail - came as a shock and a revelation, Byron said. Byron and his wife, Mary, learned that the entire time they had lived on Camp Lejeune, their water had been contaminated with toxic chemicals.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,Sun Staff Writer | July 22, 1995
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- The U.S. Marines stormed a North Carolina beach yesterday, trying to capture a port and airfield from a formidable foe. The foe was the U.S. Marines.For the 1,500 to 2,000 Americans who waged the nighttime amphibious assault, the "war games" will soon be over. Heavily armed and trained, they are the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), scheduled in one month to begin churning toward the Balkans.If the war in the former Yugoslavia finally draws in the United States, these Marines would likely be among the first into the fire.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2012
A Marine from Laurel was killed Friday in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Saturday night. Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III, 21, died in combat in Helmand province, the Pentagon said. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Mills is the fifth service member from Maryland killed this year, and the fourth to die in Afghanistan. matthew.brown@baltsun.com Twitter.com/matthewhaybrown
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September 8, 2011
Marine Col. Susan B. Seaman , of Columbia, assumed duties as commanding officer for Marine Corps Forces Command Headquarters and Service Battalion from Lt. Col. Anthony A. Ference during a change of command ceremony attended by more than 100 Marines, Sailors and family members on Aug. 25, at Camp Allen. Seaman was transferred to Norfolk, Va., from Headquarters and Support Battalion, in Camp Lejeune, N.C., where she served as the commanding officer over the last couple of years.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2012
When the train full of Marine recruits from Baltimore reached Washington, the blacks were made to move to the back. At boot camp in North Carolina, they were forbidden to step onto Camp Lejeune without a white escort. But the worst of it, Howard "Chappie" Williams says, came when training was over. It was the height of World War II, and these first black Marines were kept from the fight. "A lot of good talent was lost as a result of that," said Williams, who drove a truck in an ammunition company during the war. "A lot of men's lives could have been saved had it not been for the warped concept that America had at that time.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2012
Less than a year after realizing his lifelong dream of becoming a Marine, Pvt. Anthony W. Romano-Caruso was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his Fort Meade barracks room on Wednesday. Rita Romano-Caruso said two Marines arrived at her front door in Burlington, N.C., on Thursday night to tell her that her 19-year-old son had died, but they didn't know why. "I am not sure exactly what happened," she said Friday. "It is bad to sit here in limbo, to not know what's going on. It's bad. ... "Everybody is still in shock.
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September 8, 2011
Marine Col. Susan B. Seaman , of Columbia, assumed duties as commanding officer for Marine Corps Forces Command Headquarters and Service Battalion from Lt. Col. Anthony A. Ference during a change of command ceremony attended by more than 100 Marines, Sailors and family members on Aug. 25, at Camp Allen. Seaman was transferred to Norfolk, Va., from Headquarters and Support Battalion, in Camp Lejeune, N.C., where she served as the commanding officer over the last couple of years.
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By Julian E. Barnes and Julian E. Barnes,Tribune Washington Bureau | February 28, 2009
WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama, placing his imprint on the war in Iraq, announced a timetable yesterday for a drastic reduction in troops, but failed to satisfy war critics who objected to his plans to leave behind a substantial "transitional force." Obama, who has opposed the war from its start, outlined his vision for leaving Iraq on stable footing in a region where Washington will be an active player, even holding talks with Iran and Syria. But he pointedly said that Iraq's leaders are responsible for ensuring the country's peace and guiding its future.
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By SUSAN GVOZDAS and SUSAN GVOZDAS,Special to The Sun | December 1, 2006
In the sleepless nights after his son's death in Iraq in October, Eric F. Herzberg spent his time sending e-mails to people who had signed an online condolence book. One note in particular caught his attention. It was from the mother of Justin Carman, a Marine who served alongside Herzberg's son, 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Eric W. Herzberg of Severna Park. Faith Carman offered her sympathy and something else: a videotape of the two young men at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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By Shaila Dewan and Shaila Dewan,New York Times News Service | November 5, 2006
DAGSBORO, Del. -- When Tricia and Gregg White were told by the Marines in 2004 that their son, Lance Cpl. Russell White, had been killed in Afghanistan in a gun-cleaning accident, their hearts went out to the Marine who had been holding the gun. White's brother Adam memorized a prayer of forgiveness, the Whites said, and headed to Camp Lejeune, N.C., to visit the Marine, Lance Cpl. Federico Pimienta. The Whites had been told he was on a suicide watch. But their outpouring of forgiveness came months before they learned that, whatever had happened, their son's death did not result from a gun-cleaning accident.
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By Ariel Sabar and Ariel Sabar,SUN STAFF | February 1, 2003
At Baltimore City College, Antoine D. Boykins took honors classes and went to the state championships as a star wrestler. Confident and well-spoken, he gave enough pep talks and told enough jokes to win friends inside and outside the college-prep high school. "He was one of the nicest kids around here," said a man standing near his family's West Baltimore rowhouse yesterday. Now, however, Boykins, 21, is sitting in the brig at Camp Lejeune, N.C., awaiting a likely court martial that could mire him in a military prison for life.
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February 16, 1992
Marine Pfc. Matthew J. Friedel, son of Larry J. and Elizabeth N. Friedel of Taneytown, recently completed infantry training. During the course at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C., students receiveclassroom instruction and participate in field exercises involving infantry tactics, construction and camouflage positions, and the use of mines, demolitions and communications equipment. A 1991 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, Friedel joined the Marine Corps in June 1991.
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November 2, 2006
As of yesterday, at least 2,817 members of the U.S. military have died since March 2003. Identifications Lance Cpl. Clifford R. Collinsworth, 20, Chelsea, Mich.; Lance Cpl. Nathan R. Elrod, 20, Salisbury, N.C.; and Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Manoukian, 22, Lathrup Village, Mich.; killed Oct. 21 in combat in Anbar province; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force; Camp Lejeune, N.C. Staff Sgt. Patrick O. Barlow, 42, Greensboro, N.C.; died Oct. 18 in San Antonio of a noncombat-related medical condition; assigned to the 50th Engineer Company, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2005
Looking for love online? Or, like us, simply hooked on Hooking Up, ABC's documentary series about online dating that airs tonight? Today and for the next two Thursdays, we'll share a tale, as told to us by a reader, of the good, the bad and the ugly of online dating. Caleb Johnson likes to say that Jaclyn Zendrian saved his life. Three years ago, he was a 19-year old Marine at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Zendrian was a 20-year-old College of Notre Dame student who was living with her parents in Forest Hill.
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