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Burn pit at U.S. Marine base in Afghanistan poses health risk -inspector

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Open-air burn pits at a U.S. Marine base in Afghanistan pose a health risk to the 13,500 military and civilian personnel there and are still in use despite the installation of four incinerators at a cost of $11.5 million, an inspector general said on Thursday. Full story

FBI hunts for U.S. Marine kidnapped with relatives at Mexican ranch

MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - The FBI is searching for a U.S. Marine reservist who served in Iraq, his father and uncle after they were kidnapped at a ranch in Mexico last month, authorities said on Tuesday. Full story

Human error led to U.S. Marines' death in mortar mishap: probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The failure of Marines to follow correct procedures during a live-fire exercise in March led to the mortar blast that killed seven Marines and wounded eight service members, according to findings of an investigation partly made public on Wednesday. Full story

U.S. Marines packing up in Afghanistan

   It's the beginning of the end of an era for U.S. Marines stationed in Afghanistan.

'Charlie Two Shoes' - a story of friendship and loyalty

   As a boy, "Charlie Two Shoes" was adopted by U.S. Marines stationed in China after World War II. His old Marine buddies helped him emigrate from Communist China to the U.S. in 1983. Some of those friends joined Charlie when he recently returned to a much-changed China for the first time in 30 years.

Charlie Tsui leaves China

   The man called "Charlie Two Shoes" by his old U.S. Marine friends leaves China. NBC's Tom Brokaw and Sandy Gilmour report on May 9, 1983.

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  U.S. forces pulls down Saddam Hussein’s statue

On April 9, 2003, the world watched a U.S. Marine hanging an American flag on the face of the Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad’s Firdos Square before toppling the statue down, only 20 days after the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

  Meyer:  ‘Give us an opportunity’

U.S. Marine sniper and Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer says it is hard coming home after war and at a Hiring our Heroes event  asked employers to give veterans a chance.

  Military investigates deadly training accident

It’s still unclear what happened on Monday night when an explosion at an army depot in western Nevada killed seven U.S. Marines and injured many more. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.

  Robert Bork, conservative jurist, dies at 85 The former

U.S. Marine and Yale professor, became a conservative icon as a champion of judicial restraint. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

  Actually, Mr. President, Marines still use bayonets

As NBC’s Chuck Todd reports, while it’s true that the U.S. military doesn’t count on bayonets as much as it did a century ago, the weapon is still “actively used” by the U.S. Marines, according to their web site, noting that the rifle attachment as a “weapon of choice when shots can’t be fired.”

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