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Marines Conclude Man Was Misidentified in Iwo Jima Pic

It was really Marine Howard Schultz, not Navy officer John Bradley: investigation

(Newser) - A long-standing debate behind World War II's iconic Iwo Jima photo appears to have been settled. A Marine Corps investigation used facial recognition technology and other photos taken that day to conclude, with "near certainty," that one of the six men IDed in the famous image taken... More »

Irate With US, Okinawa Stages Massive Protest

Some 65K protest American military presence after rape, killing of local woman

(Newser) - Tens of thousands on Okinawa protested Sunday against the presence of US military bases, reports the AP , many wearing black to mourn the rape and killing of a local woman in which an American contractor is a suspect. The rally called for a review of the US-Japanese security agreement, which... More »

Marine's Jaw-Dropping Photo: 'Coming to Gay Bar Near You'

1st Marine Expeditionary Force has promised 'appropriate action'

(Newser) - Two Marines are under investigation after a photo was posted Wednesday to Facebook showing a uniform-clad corporal with his hand on the trigger of a rifle aimed at the camera and the message, "Coming to a gay bar near you!" The image, believed to be from Snapchat, was... More »

Guy Staged His Own Death to Stop Marine Ex's Alleged Murder Plot

Brad Sutherland says she wanted him dead

(Newser) - Talk about a murder plot: In February, cops told Brad Sutherland that his Marine ex-girlfriend wanted him dead, but her boyfriend—himself a Marine Corps sniper with an infamous past—had warned authorities of the plan. The ex-girlfriend, Laura Buckingham, allegedly tried hiring a hit man who was really a... More »

Army Announces First-Ever Female Combat Officers

They'll lead armor and infantry units

(Newser) - The Army announced Friday it has 22 women nearly ready to be commissioned as officers within its infantry and armor units—a historic first, USA Today reports. The Pentagon ordered all combat positions be opened to women three years ago, and that rule takes effect this year. The 22 women—... More »

12 Missing Marines Declared Dead

Search off Oahu has been called off after 5 days

(Newser) - The Marine Corps says the 12 Marines who were in two helicopters that crashed off Hawaii are considered dead. The status of the missing Marines changed to deceased on Wednesday after five days of searching for them, and the Marine Corps says casualty assistance calls officers personally notified each family... More »

Ex-Marine Dies in Unexplained Parachuting Accident

James Stremmel had jumped more than 1,800 times

(Newser) - A former Marine died Saturday in a tragic and still-unexplained parachuting accident in North Carolina, WRAL reports. James Stremmel was diving for the second or third time that day when his parachute apparently gave him trouble: "He was setting up his parachute; he was setting up for landing and... More »

For One Marine Unit, Suicide Has Become Commonplace

'Why our battalion? I’m at a damn loss'

(Newser) - The New York Times has a tragic look at a former Marine who killed himself—the 14th member of his unit to do so—earlier this month and why the government doesn't seem to be able to do more to address the mental health of veterans. Tyler Schlagel, 29,... More »

Fallen Marine's Mom Christens Warship Named in His Honor

It's believed to be the first warship named after a Mexican-born serviceman

(Newser) - First in English, then in Spanish, the mother of a fallen Marine who shielded his comrades from an insurgent's grenade christened a new Navy destroyer in his honor. The mother of Sgt. Rafael Peralta asked God to bless the ship named for her son and keep the crew safe... More »

Study on Women in Marines 'Flawed': Military Researchers

Weaknesses in design, overgeneralizations show 'clear intent to keep women out'

(Newser) - Some of the results from a Marine Corps study of an experimental gender-integrated unit were released last month, and they were less than flattering in many cases: Women service members were found to be injured more than men, all-male units were found to have more accurate shooting scores, and all-male... More »

1 Marine Killed in Chopper Training Accident

9 others injured in hard landing at Camp Lejeune

(Newser) - One Marine has been killed and nine others injured when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter came down hard during a training exercise around 9pm yesterday, said Capt. Ryan Elizabeth Alvis. One of the injured Marines was in serious... More »

US Military Personnel Stop Shooter on Train

3 people are injured in apparent terrorist attack in France

(Newser) - Off-duty US military personnel subdued a gunman aboard a high-speed French train, stopping what some are calling a terrorist attack that could have been much worse, CBS News reports. Current reports are conflicting about whether two or three American servicemen—rumored but unconfirmed to be Marines—were involved in the... More »

36 Marines Lost in Bloody WWII Battle Finally Home

Remains of men who fell in 1943's Battle of Tarawa arrived in Hawaii

(Newser) - The US military and a private organization have brought home the remains of 36 Marines killed in one of World War II's bloodiest battles. More than 990 US Marines and 30 sailors died during the three-day Battle of Tarawa in 1943. Japanese machine gun fire killed scores of Marines... More »

Vet Stands on Bridge 4 Hours to Honor Victims in Tennessee

Ben Kinsey makes silent tribute with American flag

(Newser) - Plenty of words of praise have been offered for the four Marines shot to death in Chattanooga yesterday, but it's a veteran's silent tribute that is resonating online. Ben Kinsey stood on a South Carolina bridge for four hours yesterday with an American flag, an hour for each... More »

4 Marines Killed in Chattanooga Are ID'd

RIP Thomas Sullivan, Skip Wells, Carson Holmquist, and David Wyatt

(Newser) - Details are emerging on the victims in yesterday's shooting spree in Chattanooga. The four Marines who were killed have been identified as Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, 40, of Springfield, Mass.; Lance Cpl. Skip Wells of Marietta, Ga.; Sgt. Carson Holmquist of Jacksonville, NC; and David Wyatt of Chattanooga. Sullivan served... More »

Fired: Female Marine Who Pushed for Equality

Former Lt. Col. says her superior undermined her authority

(Newser) - An officer who pushed for female integration into the Marine Corps is calling foul after being fired last month. Former Lt. Col. Kate Germano admits to being a tough commander at the all-female boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina, but tells the New York Times she was no more... More »

Marines Reclaim Historic Name for Elite Troops

Meet the 'Marine Raiders'

(Newser) - The Army has the Green Berets, while the Navy is known for the SEALs. Now, an elite branch of the Marine Corps will officially be known as Raiders. The Marines renamed several special operations units as Marine Raiders at a ceremony yesterday, resurrecting a moniker made famous by World War... More »

Marine Snipers: Our Rifles Suck

Some suggest Marine Corps avoids upgrade for fear of downsizing

(Newser) - US Marine snipers are known for their deadly skill. But their skill is often compensating for inferior equipment. Speaking with the Washington Post , current and former Marines say they've suffered in combat for 14 years with a sniper rifle that fails to perform accurately at the necessary range or... More »

Ex-Marine Fights Discharge Over Bible Verse on Her Desk

'No weapon formed against me shall prosper' spurred court-martial

(Newser) - A Bible verse posted at her workstation was supposed to help Monifa Sterling keep her cool with miffed co-workers. Instead, the ex-Marine was demoted, received a bad-conduct discharge, and is now appealing a court-martial, Military Times reports. The phrase that started the conflict: "No weapon formed against me shall... More »

Nepal: Missing US Helicopter, 3 Bodies Found

No chance of any survivors, officials say

(Newser) - An American helicopter that disappeared while providing aid to earthquake victims in Nepal this week has been found crashed on a mountainside, the Nepalese military says. Officials say three bodies have been found near the wreckage of the helicopter, which was carrying six US Marines and two Nepalese soldiers, the... More »

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