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Latest Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Stories

2009-11-19 13:29:00

WALLACE, N.C., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- River Landing, a private golf community in Wallace, NC, will be hosting approximately 100 Marines from Camp Lejeune who don't have families to be with on this year's Thanksgiving Day holiday. This isn't just a "come have dinner " scenario, but much more of a day-long initiative where an entire community rallies around the young men and women about to be deployed and honors them in a very special way that they'll remember forever. On Thanksgiving Day...

2009-06-15 11:15:52

Evidence exists that people who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune Marine Base in North Carolina between the 1950s and 1985 were exposed to the industrial solvents tricholorethylene (TCE) or perchloroethylene (PCE) in their water supply, but strong scientific evidence is not available to determine whether health problems among those exposed are due to the contaminants, says a new report from the National Research Council.  The report adds that further research will unlikely provide...

2009-03-17 11:20:00

USMC Hill Award for best full service mess hall earned by Mess Hall 455, Camp Johnson GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo-operated Mess Hall 455 Camp Johnson at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C. not only serves 1,500 Marines a meal three times a day, they recently earned the highest honor for a food service operation in the United States Marine Corps (USMC). For the second time in four years Camp Johnson was named the winner of the W.P.T. Hill Memorial...

2006-01-17 18:30:40

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen who deserted the Marine Corps 36 years ago rather than ship out to fight in Vietnam was arrested late last week and could face jail time. Ernest Johnson Jr, 55, had been living as Ernest McQueen since he fled Camp Lejeune in North Carolina in 1969. He was arrested outside Fort Worth, Texas, where he lived with his girlfriend, according to Monday's Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Johnson joined the Marines in 1968, but said that news of the massacre of...

2005-09-16 16:01:55

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 4,700 active-duty federal ground troops sent by U.S. President George W. Bush on September 3 to the Gulf Coast region devastated by Hurricane Katrina will be pulling out in the coming days, the Pentagon said on Friday. About 2,700 soldiers from the Army's 1st Cavalry Division at Food Hood, Texas, 1,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, California, and 1,000 Marines from 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune,...