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A first: African American Marine promoted to 4-star general

Aug. 06, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first African American four-star general in Marine Corps history, Gen. Michael E. Langley, credited his father with telling him to “aim high” and predicted that his promotion on Saturday would have an impact on younger people. Langley was born in...

Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval dies; 3 left from group

Jul. 30, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Samuel Sandoval, one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers who transmitted messages in World War II using a code based on their native language, has died. Sandoval died late Friday at a hospital in Shiprock, New Mexico, his wife, Malula told The...

Veteran transitions to business with microgreens

Jul. 23, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

BROADWAY, Va. (AP) — In the garish light of a ground floor production space, Ian Young — a young entrepreneur based in Broadway — excitedly clicked through a project management software called Notion. “It’s really great because you can tag all the dates,” Young said....

Marines halt new amphibious vehicle use at sea after mishaps

Jul. 21, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps will keep its new amphibious combat vehicle — a kind of seafaring tank — out of the water while it investigates why two of the vehicles ran into trouble off Southern California's coast this week amid high surf, military officials said Wednesday. ...

Remains of World War II Marine to be buried in Nashville

Jul. 17, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Remains of a U.S. Marine who was wounded on the Pacific Ocean island of Saipan during World War II have been identified and they will be buried in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, officials said. Marine Corps Reserve Cpl. William R. Ragsdale, 23, are...

WWII Medal of Honor recipient to lie in honor at US Capitol

Jul. 03, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday. A date and other details will be announced...

Head of US Marines Pacific to bolster defense in south Japan

Jun. 17, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The head of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific said Friday that his forces are committed to defending southwestern Japanese islands as the allies try to bolster their defenses amid growing threats from China and Russia. Lt. Gen. Steven Rudder said at the beginning of...

Navy censures 5 in deadly sinking of amphibious vehicle

Jun. 13, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has issued letters of censure to three Marine and two Navy officers in connection with the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle off the Southern California coast in 2020 that killed eight Marines and a sailor. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, in a...

Son of former LA Dodger Steve Sax among 5 Marines killed

Jun. 11, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Dodgers player Steve Sax has issued a statement saying that his 33-year-old son who had always dreamed of being a pilot was among five U.S. Marines killed during a training flight crash earlier this week in the California desert. Capt. John J....

Five killed in California Marine aircraft crash identified

Jun. 10, 2022 23:45 PM EDT

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps on Friday identified five people who died when their Osprey tiltrotor aircraft crashed during training in the California desert. Killed were two pilots: Capt. Nicholas P. Losapio, 31, of Rockingham, New Hampshire...