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1 year 8 months ago

Marine pleads guilty to urinating on corpses

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - A Marine who admitted urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan will likely be demoted one rank. Staff Sgt. Edward W. Deptola pleaded guilty Wednesday to the desecration of remains and posing for unofficial photographs with human casualties, among other charges. While...

2 years 4 months ago

Ft. Carson soldier dead in Afghanistan

Another Fort Carson soldier has died in Afghanistan. Specialist Tofiga Tautola died Sunday after his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device. Tautola was 23 and from Wilmington, California. He was stationed at Fort Carson with the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th B.C.T. He was on...

2 years 5 months ago

Marine critical of Obama to have discharge hearing

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A discharge hearing for a Camp Pendleton Marine who publicly criticized President Barack Obama will go forward. City News Service reports a San Diego federal judge on Wednesday rejected 26-year-old Sgt. Gary Stein's request for an emergency temporary restraining order to stop Thursday's planned hearing. Stein...

2 years 8 months ago

Six U.S. Marines killed in helicopter crash

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior U.S. defense official says all six reported killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were U.S. Marines. The helicopter crashed Thursday in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand. The defense official who said all six were Marines spoke on condition of anonymity because...

3 years 1 month ago

Fort Carson hosting "Run for the Fallen"

Fort Carson, Colo. - Fort Carson is hosting a run to remember fallen soldiers Saturday at 8 a.m. at Iron Horse Park. The Run for the Fallen honors the men and women who have died while serving in Overseas Contingency Operations. Participants will wear runners' bibs displaying names and...

3 years 9 months ago

Marine from Pueblo has died in combat

A marine from Pueblo has died in Afghanistan during combat operations. The Department of Defense says Lance Cpl. Jose Hernandez was killed on Tuesday. Family members say Hernandez grew up in Pueblo. Most recently, he was living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Hernandez would have turned 20 years old on...

3 years 10 months ago

Marine From Colorado Killed In Afghanistan

DENVER (AP) - A Marine from Arvada has been killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Brandon Pearson was killed Thursday in combat in Helmand Provence. Another Marine was also killed in the attack. Pearson was scheduled to end his military service in September.

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado flags at half-staff Wednesday

All flags in Colorado will be flown at half-staff Wednesday to honor a fallen Marine. Funeral services for Cpl. Larry Harri,s Jr. of Boulder will be held Wednesday morning in Denver. Harris was killed July 1 in the Helmand province, Afghanistan. Gov. Bill Ritter announced Tuesday that...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado Marine dies in Afghanistan

A Colorado Marine has died in Afghanistan. The Defense Department said Friday that 24-year-old Cpl. Larry D. Harris, Jr. of Thornton, Colorado died Thursday while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province. The military didn't provide any other details about how he died. His death came a day after a four-hour...

4 years 6 months ago

Court to rule in military funeral protest case

The Supreme Court is getting involved in the legal fight over the anti-gay protesters who show up at military funerals with inflammatory messages like "Thank God for dead soldiers." The court agreed Monday to consider whether the protesters' message, no matter how provocative and upsetting, is protected by the...

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