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Marine Sgt. Frank J. World

Died April 1, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 25, of Buffalo, N.Y.; assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died April 1 while…

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Army Spc. Jonathan A. Hughes

Died March 19, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 21, of Lebanon, Ky.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment, Kentucky Army National Guard, Campbellsville, Ky.; killed March 19 when an improvised explosive…



Army Cpl. Gary L. Moore

5, of Del City, Okla.; assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas; died March 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an explosive device struck his vehicle….


7 US service members killed in Iraq helicopter crash

Seven US service members were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in western Iraq, the US military said. Army Brig. Gen. Jonathan P. Braga, the director of operations for the combined task force leading the fight…


14,000 Used Needles at OC River Homeless Camps

Orange County found 13,950 used hypodermic needles left by evicted homeless people along the Santa Ana River, confirming public health concerns that led to the camps’ removal. It took over a decade of legal battles…




John D. Fry Marine Corps

Marine Gunnery Sgt. John D. Fry 28, of Lorena, Texas; assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed March 8, 2006 by an improvised explosive…