VA regional offices reduce benefits backlog

...health-care benefits by the VA after being exposed to highly contaminated drinking water from 1983 to 1985 while stationed at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in eastern North Carolina.According to VA medical records, Copeland came to the emergency room...

Marine copter crash kills 1, injures 9

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- One Marine has been killed...when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.The CH-53E Super...injured were taken to the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. Others were taken to Onslow Memorial...

Alec Coleman

...members include his fiancee, Taylor Pierce, Warrenville, SC; siblings, Ryan Thomas Dayton and his wife, Shannon, Camp Lejeune, NC, James Derrick Coleman and his fiancee, Ali Bishop, Graniteville, SC, the late Aaron Tyler Dayton, Ashley...

Pauline Mantooth

...TN, Nicholas Cody Mantooth (Savanna), of Augusta, GA, Nathan Mantooth, of Waynesboro, GA, Bradley Large, of Camp Lejeune, NC, and Austin Large, of Newport, TN. She is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren. Visitation will...

3 charged in presidential copter scheme

...Pennington and Bowling information about a maintenance contract, then worked with them to inflate a bid proposal by hundreds of thousands of dollars so they could submit an attractive bid to a Camp Lejeune, North Carolina-based committee.

Marine accused of attempted child molestation

A Marine is accused of attempted child molestation after he traveled from Camp Lejeune to Augusta to have sex with who he thought was a 14-year-old Saturday, authorities say.Adam M. Hunt, 25, was booked into...

Pioneer who helped integrate Marines recognized

...Island, S.C., or Camp Pendleton in San Diego, the black Marines trained at Camp Montford Point, a facility at Camp Lejeune, N.C., from 1942-49, according to the Montfort Point Marine Association's Web site.The association estimates...

Should students working together be hired or fired?

...penalized or hired?HOW TO SAY IT: I was reading the Associated Press wire the other day and noticed a news story from Camp Lejeune. It included a note on pronunciation, which the AP does to help broadcasters, that pronounced it "Luh-jern...

Widow of Montford Point Marine receives his Congressional Gold Medal

...Montford Point Marine Association.Twenty thousand black Marines attended segregated basic training at Montford Point at Camp Lejeune, N.C., from 1942 to 1949, according to the association. Jackson was one of the first. The Congressional Gold...

You remembered: Trains once part of Augusta life

...Station in a Pullman or sleeper car pulled by a steam locomotive in late 1944. My father was at the time stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and mother booked this rail trip for us to visit him.The train left at night, and I recall vividly mother...