Chad Garland

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Chad is a Marine Corps veteran who covers the U.S. military in the Middle East, Afghanistan and sometimes elsewhere for Stars and Stripes. An Illinois native who’s reported for news outlets in Washington, D.C., Arizona, Oregon and California, he’s an alumnus of the Defense Language Institute, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Arizona State University.

Marine Humvee fire stops traffic on North Carolina highway

There were no casualties, 1st Lt. Sydney E. Murkins said in a statement emailed to Stars and Stripes a few hours after the incident that tied up the Thursday morning commute. The circumstances were still being investigated, Murkins said.

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