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Was Dead Militant War Casualty Or Navy SEAL's Murder Victim?

June 19
By Associated Press

The court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher began Tuesday with the defense claiming he had done nothing more than provide medical care to the militant wounded in an air strike and the prosecutor accusing the war veteran of premeditated murder.

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Prosecutor: Navy SEAL Bragged About Killing Captive In Iraq

June 18
By Associated Press

A decorated Navy SEAL stabbed to death a wounded and captive teenage Islamic State fighter in Iraq and then bragged about it, a military prosecutor told jurors Tuesday during opening statements in a politically charged court-martial.

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Combat Vets In Jury Pool For Decorated Navy SEAL's Trial

June 17
By Associated Press

The trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care is set to begin Monday following months of turmoil in one of the Navy's most prominent war crimes cases.

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Roundtable: Plea Change In Hunter Corruption Case

June 14
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The wife of Congressman Duncan Hunter pleads guilty in the couple’s corruption case, the military grants media access to its border mission in Texas, and San Diego State University plans to reform its scholarship system after millions of dollars were unawarded.

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Troops Keep A Low Profile Along The US-Mexico Border

June 13
By Steve Walsh

There have been a handful of incidents where troops have contact with migrants, but mainly soldiers and Marines have stayed away from close contact, according to the Army.

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SDSU And USS Midway Foundation Partner, Creating Modern US Military History Program

June 11
By Alexander Nguyen

San Diego State University established the Center for Military History in February and on Tuesday announced a partnership with the USS Midway Museum to create an interdisciplinary program in modern U.S. military history.

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A Career In Movies Matched Oceanside Retiree Up With John Wayne, Elvis

June 11
By Matt Hoffman

An Air Force veteran with an unusual Hollywood background is living at an Oceanside retirement home.

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A Fallen Vietnam Veteran Has Returned Home. The Water He Drank Helped Identify His Remains

June 10
Libby Denkmann / American Homefront

Raul Guerra was adopted, so his DNA couldn't be matched to blood relatives. Scientists instead turned to an emerging technique that linked his bones to the drinking water in the places he grew up.

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Midair Fire Forces Emergency Landing Of Miramar-Based Military Chopper

June 7
By City News Service

A military helicopter being flown by personnel based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar made a safe emergency landing in Imperial County Thursday after a fire broke out aboard it during a routine training flight, authorities said.

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New Date Set For Navy SEAL Murder Trial

June 6
By Associated Press

A new date has been set for the trial of a Navy SEAL accused of premeditated murder and attempted murder in the death of an Islamic State prisoner under his care and the shootings of two Iraqi civilians in Iraq in 2017.

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Trump Tells D-Day Veterans They're Among Greatest Americans

June 6
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump on Thursday lauded the heroism of American and Allied service members who participated in the D-Day invasion that changed the fortunes of World War II, saying they "are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live."

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VA's New Program Helps Vets Seek Care From Outside Doctors

June 6
By Steve Walsh

The new program replaces the sometimes troubled Choice program, passed in the wake of the wait time scandal, where veterans were waited months for basic care at the VA.

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Trump Reads From FDR's Prayer To The US On D-Day

June 5
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump read from a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he joined other world leaders and veterans Wednesday in marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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Fighting Germans And Jim Crow: Role Of Black Troops On D-Day

June 5
By Associated Press

It was the most massive amphibious invasion the world has ever seen, with tens of thousands of Allied troops spread out across the air and sea aiming to get a toehold in Normandy for the final assault on Nazi Germany. And while portrayals of D-Day often depict an all-white host of invaders, in fact it also included many African Americans.

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San Diego County, City Take Action To Help Disabled, Incarcerated Vets

June 5
By City News Service

On Tuesday, the city of San Diego announced a plan to help disabled veterans while the county took a step toward strengthening an outreach program for veterans being held in the Vista Detention Facility.

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