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Review: A war story, 'Mosquito Bowl' defines courage, duty

Sep. 19, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

“The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II,” by Buzz Bissinger (Harper) U.S. Marines training for the invasion of the Japanese island of Okinawa didn't know they would face the bloodiest fighting in the Pacific theater of World War II. The nearly three-month...

80 years later, Navajo Code Talker marks group's early days

Aug. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — It’s been 80 years since the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marines, transmitting messages using a code based on their then-unwritten native language to confound Japanese military cryptologists during World War II — and Thomas H. Begay, one of the last living members of...

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...