Okinawa police are searching for two suspects after a pair of Marines were slashed with a knife Sunday on Okinawa. The victims, ages 20 and 21, suffered “non-life-threatening” injuries in the attack, which happened at about 4:20 a.m. in front of a store in the Mihama area of Chatan, an Okinawa Police spokesman said.
The Marines said the attack happened after they got into “trouble” with a pair of strange men who appeared to be in their 20s, the spokesman said. One Marine suffered lacerations to his left arm and ribs, while the other had cuts on his back and abdomen. Both were treated at Naval Hospital Okinawa.
Police said they do not know the perpetrators’ nationalities, but described them as black. One of the attackers stands about 5-foot-6 and was wearing a red polo shirt. The other is just under 6 feet tall and was wearing a black T-shirt.
Police said they are working with the U.S. military in the investigation.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
A soldier plugs his ears during a live fire mission at Yakima Training Center. Photo: Capt. Leslie Reed/U.S. Army
A Texas veteran is suing the company he says knowingly produced and sold defective earplugs which were issued to the U.S. military, leading him and many others to develop hearing problems, including tinnitus.
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO — A Navy SEAL officer accused of failing to properly report alleged war crimes carried out by one of his men was arraigned on Tuesday in San Diego.
After being informed of his rights, Lt. Jacob Portier did not enter a plea or choose whether he'd ask for a jury or bench trial, since his civilian attorney has raised questions over a protective order in the case.
An AH-64D Longbow Apache helicopter lands during a combined arms demonstration as part of South Carolina National Guard Air & Ground Expo 2009 at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Oct. 10, 2009. (U.S. Army/Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine)
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"Nothing is more powerful than a young boy's wish. Except an Apache helicopter. An Apache helicopter has machine guns and missiles. It is an unbelievably impressive complement of weaponry, an absolute death machine."
The Pentagon has identified a Green Beret who was killed on Tuesday by enemy small arms fire in southern Afghanistan as Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale.
Beale was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, according to U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He was killed during combat operations in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.