The U.S. military has ordered servicemembers in Japan not to buy or consume alcohol until further notice after a fatal vehicle accident involving a 21-year-old Marine on Okinawa.
Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson said the Marine Corps holds servicemembers to the “highest standards of conduct,” and that it would cooperate with investigators “to the fullest extent.”
A Marine killed early Sunday in North Carolina was shot to death by a tenant after possibly trying to break into a business, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said Monday.
The North Korean defector had sped across the demilitarized zone in a stolen jeep, then crawled south as the men who had been his comrades moments ago shot at him with handguns and AK-47 rifles.
Servicemembers in Japan can expect a ban on alcoholic beverages to last at least through Thanksgiving, a wing commander told troops Tuesday in western Tokyo.