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Graves of US WWII servicemen unearthed on Pacific island

Jun. 26, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An organization that searches for the remains of U.S. servicemen lost in past conflicts has found what officials believe are the graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. A team working on the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa found the...

'We all feel it': Bikers mourn 7 of their own killed on road

Jun. 22, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

RANDOLPH, N.H. (AP) — Investigators pleaded Saturday for members of the public to come forward with information that could help them determine why a pickup truck hauling a trailer collided with a group of 10 motorcycles on a rural highway, killing seven bikers. The crash in remote northern New Hampshire...

US Marine dies after Australia exercise accident

May. 29, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A decorated U.S. Marine has died in Australia from injuries sustained in a military training accident. A statement from the U.S. Marines said Lance Cpl. Hans Sandoval-Pereyra, 21, from Fairfax, Virginia, died on Wednesday in Royal Darwin Hospital due to injuries suffered on the weekend in a...

Shanahan tells Naval Academy graduates to change status quo

May. 24, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday to change the status quo and stand their ground in the face of ethical failure, urging them to "set the standard on preventing sexual harassment and assault" among ranks. He called on...

Nebraska police chief quits amid military service questions

May. 22, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

WISNER, Neb. (AP) — A northeast Nebraska police chief has resigned after questions were raised about what he said were years of service in the U.S. Marines. The Wisner City Council voted Monday night to accept the resignation of Jeffery Treu. The Norfolk Daily News reports that a Howard County sheriff's...

A separate war: Pioneering black Marines endured, prevailed

May. 17, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — It was the dress blue uniforms that drew John Thompson to join the U.S. Marines, where black men were not welcome, so he could defend a country that denied him the rights he wanted to fight for. "I said, 'Wow, that's a real pretty uniform,'" recalls Thompson, now 94. It took...