Marines

Marine Week began with the Corps flag being raised at City Hall, to celebrate the U.S. Marine Corps' 244th birthday.
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Justin Udo
November 10, 2019 - 2:26 pm
The United States Marine Corps flag was raised over Philadelphia City Hall Sunday morning in honor of the Corps' 244th birthday. This marked the start of Marine Week in Philadelphia.
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The Tun Tavern marker, commemorating the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps.
Charlotte Reese/KYW Newsradio
Charlotte Reese
November 10, 2019 - 12:38 pm
The 244th birthday of the United States Marine Corps was observed Sunday by civilians, veterans and active duty military honoring the occasion with a 12-hour endurance challenge.
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World War II Marines reunite
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
August 29, 2019 - 8:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the men of the Sixth Marine Division, loss has long been a part of their stories. Even in their greatest victory — taking Okinawa in a battle that lasted from April 1 to May 18, 1945 — they lost more than half their comrades-in-arms. The years since have claimed...
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Sixteen US Marines were arrested for alleged involvement in various illegal activities ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses, according to a statement from the Marine Corps.
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July 25, 2019 - 9:07 pm
By Zachary Cohen and Barbara Starr, CNN (CNN) -- Sixteen US Marines were arrested Thursday for alleged involvement in various illegal activities ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses, according to a statement from the Marine Corps. The arrests took place in a dramatic fashion on...
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Two Bradley Fighting Vehicles are parked next to the Lincoln Memorial before President Donald Trump's "Salute to America," event honoring service branches on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Washington.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
July 03, 2019 - 7:45 am
By Robert Burns, Lolita C. Baldor and Darlene Superville, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marshalling tanks, bombers and other machinery of war for a Fourth of July celebration that traditionally is light on military might, while critics accused him of using America's...
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Former Marine John Murach
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Mark Abrams
May 28, 2019 - 5:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At the age of 17, John Murach enlisted in the Marines. Murach, who was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, but grew up in Brooklyn, dropped out of high school and asked his mother's permission to enlist. He went off to boot camp in September 1942, crediting the Marine...
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A Montgomery County Marine was among those killed in a helicopter crash over the weekend in Arizona.
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Jay Scott Smith
April 01, 2019 - 9:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Montgomery County Marine was among those killed in a helicopter crash over the weekend in Arizona. One of the two Marine pilots who died in a helicopter crash on Saturday has been identified as 34-year-old Maj. Matthew M. Wiegand of Ambler. According to the U.S...
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This image provided by the U.S. District Court in Maryland shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson.
U.S. District Court via AP
February 21, 2019 - 3:35 pm
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard officer suspected of drawing up a hit list of top Democrats and network TV journalists spent hours on his work computer researching the words and deeds of infamous bombers and mass shooters while also stockpiling weapons, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Lt...
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Commander Joseph Coffey
Archdiocese for the Military Services
Mark Abrams
January 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia priest serving nearly 20 years as a Navy chaplain won't be coming home anytime soon. He's been tapped by Pope Francis to serve as an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese for Military Services. Bishop-elect Joseph Coffey has ministered to tens of...
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This undated photo provided by the Whelan family shows Paul Whelan in Iceland.
Courtesy of the Whelan Family via AP
January 02, 2019 - 4:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — As a staff sergeant with the Marines in Iraq, Paul Whelan enjoyed fine cigars and showed an affinity for Russia — even spending two weeks of military leave in Moscow and St. Petersburg instead of at home in the U.S. with family and friends. The 48-year-old Detroit-area man had an...
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