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Camp Lejeune News

November, 2002

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War heroes gather for 'Tarawa Day' November 27, 2002 — In 1943, Imperial Japanese Fleet Rear Adm. Keiji Shibasaki boasted, "A million men cannot take Tarawa in 100 years." In response, Marines took the island in only 76 hours at the cost of 4,500 Japanese lives. The 2nd Marine Regiment here hosted "Tarawa Day" Nov. 19 and 20 to remember these actions. The regiment joined 114 World War II veterans and MORE
All-Marine Boxing Team named November 25, 2002 — It was the moment they'd all been waiting for. More than 20 All-Marine Boxing hopefuls gathered inside the Geottege Memorial Field House here awaiting their fate Nov. 22. Only 10 would join an already established team that includes six nationally ranked fighters. Selected was: Staff Sgt. Lee Crisp; Sgt. Brain Clookey; Cpls. James Brown, Ward MORE
Security detachment zeros in on terrorism November 22, 2002 — Combined Joint Task  Force-Horn of Africa sailed from Norfolk, Va. recently to aid in the fight against global terrorism.  CJTF-HOA security detachment is using their time aboard ship to hone their skills. "Anyone can shoot a weapon, but today these Marines are learning the way of the gun," said Capt. Jaisun Hanson, CJTF-HOA security detachment MORE
Preliminaries continue; Boxers square off, prepare for tonight's finals; November 21, 2002 — The Marine Corps Boxing preliminaries continued last night at the Geottege Memorial Field House here. The 11-bout fight card was highlighted with an enlisted, officer duel in the final bout when Lejeune-based boxers Sgt. Ruebenn Woodruff and 1st Lt. Adam Rickenbach squared off in the 201-plus-weight class. Woodruff ended the match after knocking MORE
Cyborgs or universal soldiers? November 21, 2002 — The pilot used the helicopter's full capabilities as he banked each turn and nearly skimmed the surface of the New River. Aboard, infantry warriors armed to the teeth with mortars, grenades and a tank's firing capabilities awaited the bird's landing. Upon landing at Tactical Landing Zone Hawk, Marines from K Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine MORE
'Stop Loss' affects Lejeune battalion; SgtMaj. tells Marines to stay focused November 21, 2002 — "Suck it up" is Sgt. Maj. Michael Cline's reaction to the involuntary enlistment extensions plaguing the Marines of his battalion. "Move forward and keep on defending for God, Country and Corps." As the sergeant major of Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base here, Cline is supportive of the force protection requirements that have MORE
Marine Corps Boxing preliminaries begin November 20, 2002 — Marine Corps Boxing Team hopefuls here gathered at Goettege Memorial Field House last night as the team began its preliminary tryouts. Fighters came from as far away as Japan to the local Carolinas to participate in the 16-card event that carried on late into the evening. The three-day slugfest scheduled to conclude Thursday features the Corps' MORE
Base Theater manager takes NPRA award November 19, 2002 — The Armed Forces Recreation Society presented its "Frontline Award" to a former Marine during a ceremony here Nov. 14. Major Gen. David M. Mize, commanding general, Marine Corps Base, presented the award to Charles W. Miller, the Base Theater's acting manager. Miller, who is a retired master sergeant, received the award for continuous contributions MORE
Bolden speaks at Montford Point November 18, 2002 — "If there is any good advice I can give to take with you, it is to listen to the gunny," said retired Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden in front of a class of new Marine Corps second lieutenants. The former 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing commanding general and NASA astronaut was the guest speaker here Nov. 12 as part of the Logistics Officer Course's lecture MORE
"Docs" take care of CJTF-HOA warriors November 15, 2002 — An eight-man medical team left with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa when they departed for the northeast tip of Africa recently. The task force's job is to aid in the global war against terrorism.The medical teams' job is to care for these warriors.Some might define a corpsman as, "Usually a young, long-haired, bearded Marine-hatin' MORE

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