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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...

Report: Marine Corps punished instructors over hazing claims

May. 16, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Marine Corps has punished at least eight drill instructors amid allegations of hazing and abuse at a training center in Parris Island, South Carolina. Marine officials and documents obtained by The Washington Post say investigators found multiple incidents of female drill...

Marine Corps says platoon commander killed in accident

May. 10, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps says a 24-year-old platoon commander from the nation's capital has died after being injured in a rollover accident involving a light armored vehicle during training at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego. Officials on Friday said 1st Lt. Hugh C. McDowell from Washington,...

The Latest: Hundreds gather for school shooting vigil

May. 9, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Colorado that killed one student and injured eight (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Hundreds gathered to honor victims and survivors of an attack that killed a teenager and wounded eight others at a suburban Denver high school. About 2,000...

US Marines commander asks for quiet mourning on Okinawa

Apr. 15, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. Marines commander in Japan has asked service people in the southwestern region of Okinawa to keep a low profile to show respect after a sailor allegedly stabbed a Japanese woman and then killed himself, the latest in a series of crimes that have outraged residents. "As a sign of respect...

Remains of 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan returned to US

Apr. 11, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The remains of three Marines killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan have been returned to the U.S., arriving Thursday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware; Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania, and Cpl. Robert A....

Flags lowered in memory of Marines killed in Afghanistan

Apr. 10, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in memory of two Marine Corps reservists from New York who were killed in Afghanistan. Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks and Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman were killed by a roadside bomb Monday along with Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, of York,...

US forces: 3 Marines killed, Afghan contractor wounded

Apr. 10, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan revised on Tuesday the death toll from a Taliban attack the previous day near the main American base in the country, saying three service members were killed but not a contractor who was initially reported among the fatalities. The U.S. and NATO Resolute...

The Latest: Pentagon IDs 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan

Apr. 9, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the Taliban attack on U.S. service members in Afghanistan (all times local): 7:15 a.m. Wednesday The Pentagon has released the identities of three Marines killed in a roadside bombing of an American convoy in Afghanistan on Monday. They are Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks,...

Marine killed in Afghanistan was decorated NYC firefighter

Apr. 9, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Marine killed this week in Afghanistan was honored five years ago for rescuing a woman from a burning high-rise while serving with the Fire Department of New York, the city's mayor and fire commissioner said on Tuesday. Christopher Slutman, a 15-year FDNY member, was among three...