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Camp Lejeune News

November, 2000

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Catholic chapel rebuilds to "European style" November 30, 2000 — The Catholic Chapel here has been under renovations for more than 10 months as it was restored to today's standards while keeping its historical value. More than 50 years of patchwork and repairs led to a complete renovation bringing the Catholic Chapel into the new millennium."The entire building was gutted from the roof the flooring," said Chief MORE
Sanders hangs up gloves November 30, 2000 — To the average sports aficionado, former boxing champs, Sergio Reyes and Leon Spinks are just another two fighters in the ring. Sitting on the couch critiquing their technique is an easy thing to do. But when one former Marine boxing coach here critiqued Reyes and Spinks they turned their heads to listen. After 12 years as the Marine Corps boxing MORE
Students learn skills of Combat Engineer November 27, 2000 — No one knows the "ins and outs" of mine warfare training like the instructors of the Landmine Warfare section at the Basic Combat Engineer Course, Combat Engineer Instruction Company, Marine Corps Engineer School. The instructors keep pretty busy with about 29 classes a year and an average class size of 25 - 30 students, according to Danville, Va., MORE
Faith of our fathers November 20, 2000 — Originally dedicated 58 years ago, St. Francis Xavier Chapel here bestows honor to the first Catholic chaplain to die in World War II.  The chapel will be rededicated, signifying the end of almost a year of renovations, during Mass at 11 a.m., Sunday. Father Aloysius Schmitt chose his faith first, then the Navy.  After being ordained in Italy at MORE
10th Marines honors patron saint of artillery November 17, 2000 — Each year, artillerymen around the world honor the patron saint of artillery, Saint Barbara. The 10th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division here, gives special recognition by coming together for an annual celebration to give thanks for her protection. In an interview with Col. Henry Gobar, commanding officer of the 10th Marines, he explained the MORE
A brief history of Camp Lejeune's "Arm of Decision" November 17, 2000 — The "Arm of Decision," also known as 10th Marine Regiment, originated with the activation of Artillery Battalion, 1st Advanced Base Brigade April 25, 1914. The unit, which first saw action at Veracruz, Mexico, came about when a plan for a Marine artillery regiment to man naval guns was needed in support of a Marine Division.After hostilities MORE
Camp Lejeune pays tribute 57 years later at Tarawa Day November 17, 2000 — Fifty-seven years have past since the Marines and Sailors of 2d Marine Division were called upon to defend their country during World War II. Their legacy was remembered here Friday during Tarawa Day. More than 40 veterans of the battle for Tarawa were present at the ceremony that commemorated the battle that claimed about 1,100 American lives. MORE
3/6 shoot last Dragons, prepare for Javelins November 17, 2000 — Marines of 3d Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment fired the last of the soon to be replaced M47 Dragon missiles here at Hadnot Point Range Nov 17. The wire-guided M47 Dragons, used primarily as an anti-tank weapon, will be replaced by the laser guided Javelin. The Marines fired the last of their shoulder-mounted M47 Dragons downrange at inoperable MORE
Remembering the Vets November 11, 2000 — Tears rolled down the cheeks of Cecil Swenson as Marine Maj. Rich Bourgeois placed a flower and U.S. flag on Swenson's bed. Other Marines stood at attention as a certificate honoring Swenson was read. One might think this was the scene of a dying man's last moment; what was actually taking place was the honoring of a U.S. serviceman on Veterans Day MORE
Captain Hooton takes rudder at Field Medical Service School November 11, 2000 — An enlisted Sailor who first served at Camp Lejeune's Naval Hospital in the mid-sixties returns to the area this time to take command of Field Medical Service School at Camp Johnson Nov. 17. Medical Service Corps Navy Capt. Carl J. Hooton, who left active duty in 1966 to pursue a bachelor degree from Quincy College in Illinois, will take command of MORE

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