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A Marine and three civilian employees have been accused of stealing more than $1.5 million — much of it in the form of razor blades — from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, according to court documents.

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Wednesday afternoon, Kevin Cornett received a phone call nobody wants to receive: thieves had broken into his rented storage unit at Faraon Street Mini Storage in St. Joseph, Missoui, along with several others, and ransacked it.

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When a shoplifter decided to snag some swag from a Walmart in Plano, Texas, on Dec. 9, he committed a critical intelligence error: The local Marine Corps League was hosting a Toys for Tots donation drive in front of the business.

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A would-be thief made a huge mistake on Aug. 2 when he tried (and failed) to steal a woman’s purse outside of a supermarket in Cape Coral, Florida. His mistake? Like many — and we mean many, many would-be thieves — he didn’t count on a few Marine veterans standing nearby.

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Iraq may have felt like the Wild West for U.S. service members deployed there over the past decade and a half, but the rules of day-to-day life were pretty simple, outlined in a straightforward general order: no booze, no porn, no war trophies.

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Associated Press photo by Uwe Lein

Gear accountability: There’s a reason it’s pounded into a service member’s head from day one at boot camp. You're being handed a perfect killing tool, its destructive power utterly dependent on whoever squeezes the trigger. And that’s the thing about your weapon: when someone jacks it from, let’s say an armored vehicle at a German Army base, it stops being yours.

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