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John Musgrave receives a Purple Heart while lying in a hospital bed in the surgical intensive care ward of Alpha Medical Battalion at a Marine base in Phu Bai, Vietnam on Nov. 10, 1967, after he was shot in the face by a North Vietnamese sniper. The 19-year-old infantry rifleman sustained life-threatening and permanently disabling injuries and overcame severe post-traumatic stress and now helps to counsel post-911 veterans. 
Photo courtesy of John Musgrave<br>Photo courtesy of John Musgrave

One Marine’s journey: summoning the courage to go back to Vietnam

Every time John Musgrave saw a picture of a contemporary Vietnamese soldier he was consumed by the terror and hatred that had taken hold of him in 1967, when he watched his buddies go down one by one on the battlefield until finally it had been his turn.


US soldier killed in S. Korea traffic accident was NCO with 2 sons

An American soldier who was killed in a traffic accident last week was a health care noncommissioned officer with two sons, the military said Tuesday.


Military court dismisses appeal of serial killer Ronald Gray on death row

Ronald A. Gray, a convicted serial killer whose crimes were committed in Fayetteville and on Fort Bragg, had asked the court to review his case as he sought to have his convictions and death sentence vacated.

Trio saves life of fellow Marine injured helping Okinawa crash victims

Three Marines have been credited with saving the life of a 44-year-old father of three who had pulled over to help injured Japanese motorists after an accident on the Okinawa Expressway.


Military television sets in Europe go high-definition

American Forces Network made the switch to high-definition TV overnight Monday in Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia and Africa, completing the last phase of the agency’s worldwide conversion to HD programming.





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Thousands of Russian private contractors fighting in Syria

The Kremlin and the Defense Ministry have stonewalled questions about Russians fighting in Syria in a private capacity. Private contractors have been used by countries like the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan for years; Russian law forbids the hiring of mercenaries or working as one.