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When Pedro Barboza Flores walked into the Glendale recruiting office to volunteer for the U.S. Marine Corps two summers ago, he received a discouraging reply. At 6 feet 2 and 220 pounds he was too heavy, older than most at 25, and he needed to finish high...
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel who died in Afghanistan and Iraq or at a military hospital of their injuries: Pedro A. Barboza Flores, 27, of Glendale; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Barboza Flores was...
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, Armed Forces, Ohio, Bombings, Health
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFayetteville, N.C. -- The vision in Vincent Worrell's left eye was blurry. The hearing in his left ear was bad. Two of his upper teeth were missing. There was a hole in his left shoulder, a surgical scar on his lip, shrapnel in his face and a metal pin in...
Fox59A Hoosier Marine has died in the line of duty. The Department of Defense confirms 1st Lt. Brandon Barrett of Marion, Indiana died Wednesday supporting combat operations in Afghanistan. He was only 27 years-old. Friends said Brandon Barrett's personality...
Tags: Afghanistan, Family, Sports
'Land and Sea' title of group art show The Burbank Art Assn., in conjunction with former Mayor Marsha Ramos, will hold an interim gallery group exhibition, informally titled "Land and Sea," in the lobby of the new GeoSystems Architectural Building at...
Fox59Senior Administration Officials tell Fox News that the speech will be divided into three parts - Iraq, Afghanistan, and the veterans programs expanded and funded under the Obama administration. Biden will tell the audience of veterans, the political...
The Swampby Michael Muskal Part of the ceremony surrounding any presidential speech to Congress is who gets to be singled out and who gets invited to sit with the first family. First Lady Michelle Obama is bringing quite a crowd. This......
Top of the TicketEvery president since Ronald Reagan has used the State of the Union address to showcase heroes of the past year -- and convey a sense that they are still connected to the voters and the issues that propelled them to......
Marine base cracks down on violators of rule that bans 'aggressive' dog breeds from military housingL.A. UnleashedCAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A North Carolina Marine Corps base is cracking down on violators of a rule banning pit bulls and other aggressive dog breeds from military housing. The Daily News of Jacksonville reported Thursday that Marines who haven't......
Top of the TicketText and video of Democrat's 20-minute remarks to soldiers at Bagram Airfield....
The young marine lighted a cigarette and let it dangle. White smoke wafted around his helmet. His face was smeared with war paint. Blood trickled from his right ear and the bridge of his nose. Momentarily deafened by cannon blasts, he didn't know the...
An U.S. Coast Guard female servicemember from the Lehigh Valley graduated from U.S. Army Basic Airborne School, in Fort Benning Ga., as part of the Coast Guard's continued effort to create a more diverse working environment and to crosstrain with...
Tags: U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army
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