Marine Corps
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NCDOT, Jacksonville to improve Marine memorial
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 6:08pm.

The N.C. Department of Transportation and the City of Jacksonville are working together to improve the Beirut Memorial Grove. Last October, NCDOT planted a tree for each service member who died when terrorists bombed the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 23, 1983.

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White House honor comes as vet's business totters
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:44pm.

A former Marine Corps sniper in Iraq who started a coffee shop that employs fellow veterans is to be honored at a White House event Wednesday even as he solicits online donations to stay open. Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits owner Matt Victoriano admitted Tuesday it's ironic to be honored as an example of the successful veteran-turned-entrepreneur when he may have to shut down in less than two weeks.

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Hearing set for Camp Lejeune Marine accused of faking own kidnapping
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:25pm.

Military officials have scheduled an Article 32 hearing this week for a Marine accused of faking his own kidnapping in Iraq as well as failing to return to his base after visiting relatives in Utah.

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Lejeune holds extended training, warns of noise
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:14am.

Camp Lejeune training exercises mean residents may hear loud noises after the normal midnight curfew for one more night.

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Man must pay back $288k for fake boat distress call
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:33pm.

videoA man who made a fake "mayday" call to the Coast Guard last year is heading to prison. A federal judge today sentenced Homer Lewis Blackburn of Atlantic Beach to 18 months in prison. He will also have to pay $288,390.80 to cover the cost of the Oct. 8, 2013, hoax.

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NEW DETAILS: Marine charged with murder after shooting, killing wife
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:53am.

An active-duty Marine is charged with murder after deputies say he shot and killed his wife inside their Richlands home Sunday night.

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Marine accused of desertion returned to US unit
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:34am.

A Marine Corps spokesman says a corporal who disappeared in Iraq a decade ago and was later declared a deserter is in custody at a North Carolina brig.

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Marine dies during fitness test at Camp Lejuene
Submitted by Ashley Cimino on Fri, 06/27/2014 - 6:20pm.

videoA Marine died during a fitness test at Camp Lejeune Friday morning. According to base officials, the 39-year-old male Marine collapsed during the run portion of a semi-annual physical fitness test this morning.

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Bill would help victims in Camp Lejeune, Asheville
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/27/2014 - 2:24pm.

Two North Carolina congressional leaders have introduced legislation they say will help people exposed to contaminated water near a closed Asheville factory and a Marines Corp base.

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3 Marines based at Lejeune killed in Afghanistan
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:12am.

The Defense Department reports that three Marines based at Camp Lejeune died last week while fighting in Afghanistan.

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