Stories tagged: Camp Lejeune
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Marines affected by toxic water to get billions from U.S.
After years of waiting, veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may now be able to receive a portion of government …
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014
Local Marine who graduated from North Central High dies in combat
A U.S. Marine who graduated from North Central High School was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced. Sgt. Jacob M. Hess, 22, died while supporting combat operations in …
Mon., May 4, 2009, 10:26 a.m.
U.S. does about-face on Camp Lejeune’s tap water
Nearly 12 years ago, a federal report told Marines and their families that adults faced little or no increased cancer risk from drinking and bathing in chemical-tainted water at North …
Thu., June 14, 2007
Lejeune bad water testimony gets heard
A retired Marine major in Moscow, Idaho, said he is relieved that Congress has finally taken an interest in a perceived injustice that has haunted him for 40 years: the …
Sat., April 1, 2006
Vet’s plea to Corps: Step up
Tom and Anne Townsend had been waiting for six years for the Department of the Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps to take responsibility for the death of their infant …
Mon., Feb. 16, 2004, 10:35 a.m.
Couple want more answers on toxins at Marine base where son died in 1967
In January 2000, Tom Townsend was reading “Leatherneck,” a journal for Marine retirees, when he stumbled upon a small article titled, “Did you drink Lejeune water during 1968 to 1985?” …