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Chicago Schools ousts 13 over misconduct at Marine academy

Nov. 19, 2021 17:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Public Schools said Friday is has removed 12 employees and a volunteer from an academy affiliated with a U.S. Marine Corps JROTC program who have been accused in a sexual misconduct investigation. The investigation alleges that several of...

Mississippi veteran posthumously awarded congressional medal

Oct. 31, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The family of a World War II veteran from Mississippi who was among the first Black men to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps received the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his service. U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, a Republican who represents a...

A Wyoming farewell for Marine killed in Afghanistan bombing

Oct. 24, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Dozens of U.S. fellow Marines joined hundreds of Wyoming residents to bid a final farewell at a memorial for Rylee McCollum, one of 13 U.S. servicemen killed in a suicide bombing as they guarded a gate at a chaotic Kabul, Afghanistan airport during the final U.S....

Marine vet foils Arizona robbery by grabbing suspect's gun

Oct. 22, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who disarmed a teenage robbery suspect in an Arizona gas station by grabbing his gun says he was “doing what needed to be done." James Kilcer said he was talking to the clerk on Wednesday when the gun-pointing suspect...

Marines: Pandemic contributed to tragedy of troops' drowning

Oct. 07, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic that curtailed trainings in 2020 contributed to nine service members drowning off San Diego's coast, according to a new military investigation into one of the Marine Corps’ deadliest training accidents in recent years. Senior...

Marine, wife in Virginia aid Afghan linguist seeking asylum

Sep. 26, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Marine Lt. Col. Breck Perry came to know “E.Z.” while stationed in Jalalabad, in the eastern part of Afghanistan. “E.Z. was our platoon linguist,” said Perry, who is now stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico. “I developed a...

5 Marines hurt in Southern California highway rollover

Sep. 08, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — Five U.S. Marines were slightly injured Wednesday when their truck went off a Southern California highway, authorities said. The truck was towing a trailer with an artillery gun when it went off Interstate 215 in Menifee in Riverside County at...