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Still feeling the effects of the nerve damage suffered when her arm broke in half while she was serving in Afghanistan, Marine Sgt. Lorie Yrigoyen stood on the podium on the first day of the Warrior Games, gold medal in hand. The following Thursday,...
Matt Muggia, a U.S. Marine veteran, remembers the disappointment he felt when he was deployed overseas, opened up a care package and thought he spotted a package of Oreos. But they weren't really Oreos. They were a knock-off brand. "I was totally...
Mark Magana never played football in high school. In fact, he didn't play sports at all as a child, except for a little T-ball and track and a few games of soccer. He got most of his exercise when he joined the Army right after high school. Derrick Woods...
Editor's note: Michael Miller wrote this article on author and columnist Christopher Hitchens when he visited Newport Beach in 2005. Hitchens died Thursday at age 62. This time last year, Christopher Hitchens was in Kabul, Afghanistan, checking up on the...
In the past three years, HB Reads has taken participants' minds around the world — to Afghanistan, Alaska and Sudan — but this year, it also will give them another language to express their thoughts. To mirror the subject matter in...
While many people around the world celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden this week, Cecil Birnbaum found himself in a contemplative frame of mind. Birnbaum, the chaplain of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11548 in Huntington Beach, could easily...
EDITOR'S NOTE: The L.A. Times recently published this profile about Marina High School graduate Kyle R. Warren, who died serving in Afghanistan this summer. * Kyle R. Warren was hard to miss, whether tearing down a rugby field or running toward a...
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The following notable people from the Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley community passed away this year. Juergen W. Bless Bishop Juergen W. Bless did the first blessing at St. Thaddeus Jude Old Catholic Church in Old World Village and served...
The city's adopted "Thundering Third" lost four more Marines killed while fighting in Afghanistan, officials said. Four Marines in the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines died in combat while stationed overseas, said officials of the Huntington Beach 3/1...
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Four more of the city's adopted "Thundering Third" Marines have died in Afghanistan, officials said. Sgt. Brandon Bury, of Grand Prairie, Texas; Lance Cpl. Derek Hernandez, of Bridgeton, Mo.; Cpl. Donald Marler, of Harlingen, Texas; and Sgt. John...
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Another member of the city's adopted Marine battalion was killed Saturday in Afghanistan, officials said. Sgt. Joseph Caskey, 24, of Pennsylvania, was killed by an improvised explosive devise, said officials with the Huntington Beach 3/1 Marines...
To the community of Huntington Beach, From all the Marines and Sailors of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines here in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for your support of our battalion through the...
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