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April 20, 2017

Missing Marine in Hawaii Found Deceased

Story by 1st Lt. Karoline Foote
Date Taken: 04.18.2017 | Date Posted: 04.20.2017 01:35
III Marine Expeditionary Force

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan – Pfc. Tyler Wechsler, a Marine with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 (HMLA-367), Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, was found deceased by the Honolulu Police Department on a hiking trail 18 April.

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Marine recalls experience escorting fallen WWII vet home

Story by Nathan Hanks
Date Taken: 04.20.2017 | Date Posted: 04.20.2017 18:18
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

In 2015 a private, non-profit organization known as History Flight excavated what is believed to be Cemetery 27 on the island of Betio, Tarawa, and recovered the remains of multiple individuals, one of them being Whitehurst.

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Local memorial to celebrate Marines, corpsmen bond

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am | Updated: 8:18 am, Thu Apr 20, 2017.
Ena Sellers, Managing editor

For over a century, corpsmen have served alongside Marines on the battlefield developing bonds based in trust, solidarity and an unselfish commitment to preserve lives during combat situations, in many cases providing emergency care under fire.

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2nd Marine Division civilian receives award for superior performance

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am
Courtesy Story, II Marine Expeditionary Force

The Paradise Point Officers’ Club was buzzing; the Spring deluge that swept through Coastal Carolina had passed and let open to a Thursday staple — the chicken and ribs buffet. The buzz also permeated to another gathering at the O’Club. Charles Callahan, 2nd Marine Division Facilities operations chief, was receiving an award for Meritorious Civilian Service. Affectionately known as Chuck, he is a Marines Marine, who happens to now be a civilian. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts he joined the Marine Corps in 1981 as a Landing Support Specialist. He served in multiple regions and commands throughout his career to include service in East Timor in 2001 and combat tours in Iraq in 2003, 2005 and 2007. He retired as a master gunnery sergeant in 2009 and transitioned into his civilian position supporting the facilities management requirements of 21 Division units and its 400 plus facilities.

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April 19, 2017

Trump Signs Bill to Extend Veterans Choice Program

Military.com | 19 Apr 2017 | by Richard Sisk

President Donald Trump extended the Veterans Choice Act on Wednesday to set the stage for a push in Congress to expand the program and allow more access to private care for veterans.

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