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John Wayne Bobbitt Loses His Toes
John Wayne Bobbitt
Loses His Toes

John Wayne Bobbitt Loses His Toes

Man whose penis was cut off in 1993 says he's been impacted by Camp Lejeune water issue

(Newser) - John Wayne Bobbitt, whose penis was famously cut off by his now-ex-wife in 1993 (and later surgically reattached), reveals he had his toes amputated and has suffered other health problems due to the toxic water at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune , the military base where the former Marine spent time...

Marine in Custody After Camp Lejeune Homicide

Officials say Marine was taken into custody after fellow Marine died in 'incident'

(Newser) - One Marine is dead and another is in custody after what base officials describe as an "incident" Wednesday night at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Officials said the Marine suspect was detained around 10:15pm after the incident in a barracks room, CNN reports. In a statement, officials described...

3 Marines Found Dead in Car at Gas Station
3 Marines Found Dead
in Car at Gas Station

3 Marines Found Dead in Car at Gas Station

Carbon monoxide to blame in North Carolina tragedy

(Newser) - The three Marines found dead in a car at a North Carolina gas station died of carbon monoxide poisoning, the medical examiner's office has determined. The statement does not provide further details, but a sheriff's sergeant tells the AP the deaths appear to be accidental and that investigators...

Marine, 19, Charged in Camp Lejeune Crash That Killed 2

17 others were hurt in North Carolina incident

(Newser) - A 19-year-old Marine was charged Wednesday after a military vehicle crash that left two Marines dead and 17 others injured. The Marines were traveling from North Carolina's Camp Lejeune in a tactical vehicle when it overturned while attempting to make a right turn, ejecting 17 of the 19 Marines...

Fugitive Marine Deserter Found at Mom's Home

Michael Alexander Brown accused of murdering his mother's boyfriend

(Newser) - The Marine deserter recently placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list for allegedly murdering his mother's boyfriend was captured Wednesday morning. Michael Alexander Brown, 22, was taken into custody at his mother's Roanoke, Virginia-area home—the same place the murder is alleged to have taken place, CNN...

Marine Deserter Sought in Shooting of Mom's Boyfriend

Michael Alexander Brown deserted post last month

(Newser) - Authorities in Virginia are searching for a Marine who deserted his post in North Carolina and has since been named as a person of interest in the shooting death of his mother's boyfriend. Michael Alexander Brown, 22, is wanted for questioning in the Saturday death of Rodney Brown in...

US Will Pay $2.2B to Marines Sickened by Toxic Water

900K were exposed over more than 30 years

(Newser) - The Obama administration has agreed to provide disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion to veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Beginning in March, the cash payouts from the Department of Veterans Affairs may supplement VA health care already being...

1 Marine Killed in Chopper Training Accident

9 others injured in hard landing at Camp Lejeune

(Newser) - One Marine has been killed and nine others injured when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter came down hard during a training exercise around 9pm yesterday, said Capt. Ryan Elizabeth Alvis. One of the injured Marines was in serious...

Marine Shoots, Kills Fellow Guard at Camp Lejeune

NCIS probing 'isolated incident'

(Newser) - A Marine is in custody after shooting a fellow Marine dead at the main gate of Camp Lejeune yesterday afternoon, the military says. A spokesman for the North Carolina base says both men were on guard duty when the Marine shot his fellow sentry inside a guard shack, Stars and ...

First Women Pass Marines' Grueling Infantry Training

But only non-combat roles await

(Newser) - For the first time, women have passed a military ordeal that would crush most men—the Marine Corps infantry training course. Three women out of 15 to enlist in the program will graduate from the course tomorrow after 59 grueling days of training, including a 12.5-mile hike carrying almost...

Before Murder, Marine's Wife Surprised Him With NC Visit

Esteban Smith's mom has no idea what prompted killings

(Newser) - Esteban Smith, the Marine accused of going on a random shooting spree in Texas on Sunday after killing his wife, had just married Rubi Estefania Smith in December. She recently traveled from their California hometown to North Carolina, where he was stationed at Camp Lejeune, to surprise him, Smith's...

Texas Shooting Spree Suspect IDed: He's a Marine

Estaban Smith also connected to wife's murder

(Newser) - Police have identified the man they believe went on a random shooting spree in Texas on Sunday—and he turns out to be Esteban Smith, 23, an active-duty Marine who has also been connected to a murder in North Carolina, the New York Daily News reports. The victim in that...

Panetta Calls Karzai Over Marines' Video

Two of the four servicemen have been identified

(Newser) - The US went into full damage control mode today over a video that surfaced yesterday that appeared to show four Marines urinating on Taliban fighters' corpses . Leon Panetta called Hamid Karzai to decry the video, and he issued a statement calling the actions "entirely inappropriate," the Wall Street ...

Deployed Soldiers Cost N. Carolina a Congress Seat

But they will return to North Carolina, guv's rep points out

(Newser) - During last year's Census, more than 40,000 troops were deployed from North Carolina's military bases—but because only 12,200 of them listed North Carolina as their home state, the state lost out on a congressional seat. That's because, though the Census usually counts the troops' current base as...

Marines: Military Should Have Told Us About Toxic Water

Cancer victims link disease to Lejeune

(Newser) - Peter Devereaux is dying and he believes the military's failure to tell him he had been exposed to carcinogens at a North Carolina base could be to blame. The 48-year-old former Marine was stationed at Camp Lejeune in the '80s, when the camp's water supply was tainted with poisonous chemicals....

Obama: Iraq War Ends by Aug. 31, 2010

(Newser) - President Obama didn’t mince his words in his address at Camp Lejeune, NC, today. “By Aug. 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end,” he declared, earning his first applause from the audience of Marines. “Iraq is not yet secure, and there will be difficult...

Husband Charged With Soldier's Murder

Marine killed wife, cops say; charred corpse found in NC woods

(Newser) - Police today charged the husband of a missing Army officer with first-degree murder in her death, the Fayetteville Observer reports. Authorities discovered a charred corpse, believed to be the body of 2nd Lt. Holly Wimunc, yesterday near Camp Lejeune, NC. The husband, a marine, is stationed there. He and an...

Marine Murder Suspect: I Loved Her

Fugitive nabbed in Mexico in pregnant corporal's killing

(Newser) - The fugitive Marine finally busted in Mexico yesterday in the grisly murder of a pregnant colleague told a reporter who asked whether he killed her: "I loved her." Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean of Camp Lejeune was captured after a three-month manhunt, reports CNN. He went on the lam...

Fugitive Marine Captured in Mexico

He's charged in the murder of pregnant fellow Marine in NC

(Newser) - The FBI says it has arrested a fugitive Marine sought in the murder of a pregnant fellow Marine in North Carolina, the AP reports. Authorities say they arrested Cpl. Cesar Laurean in Mexico, where he fled in January. He is charged with killing Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, whose burned remains,...

NC Indicts Fugitive Marine
NC Indicts Fugitive Marine

NC Indicts Fugitive Marine

Prosecutor won't seek death penalty if Laurean found in native Mexico

(Newser) - The fugitive wanted for the death of pregnant Marine Maria Lauterbach was indicted today by a North Carolina grand jury, CNN reports. In addition to first-degree murder, fellow Marine Cesar Laurean was indicted on charges of ATM card theft, fraud, and robbery. A second autopsy’s preliminary findings suggest that...

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