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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2d AABN sweeps competition at 2000 Fall Intramural Matches November 10, 2000 — Second Assault Amphibian Battalion's intramural rifle and pistol team vanquished their competitors and seized the lion's share of 1st place trophy's during the 2000 Fall Intramural Matches at Stone Bay Training Area Oct. 27. The competition, hosted at the Stone Bay ranges, matched teams from Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Stations New River and MORE
Ceremony takes place before run November 9, 2000 — In the Corps' efforts to promote 'Stay Marine,' 80 Marines from 2d Marine Division here re-enlisted today on the 8th Marine Regiment physical training field. The ceremony was part of the division's on-going commitment to increase retention. In the past five weeks, more than 380 division Marines have re-enlisted. After swearing in to serve the MORE
Interview with CG 2d MEB November 9, 2000 — In a recent interview with Brig. Gen. Robert M. Flanagan, commanding general of the 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, the commander talked of his command and the one-year anniversary of its stand-up. Some of the key highlights of the interview included talk of the MEB's organization, its operational tempo and an insight of 2d MEB's future exercises. MORE

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