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Salem-News.com (Jul-19-2012 14:37)

Camp Lejeune Water-Contamination Bill Passes Senate

The American public doesn't like the fact that Marines were contaminated with toxins and ignored, things are changing.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Jerry Ensminger Last evening a major victory was achieved in the fight for Camp Lejeune and those Marines and civilians impacted by the base's history of toxic water contamination.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-17-2012 18:40)

Senators Will Call on Senate to Pass Veterans Omnibus Legislation

Murray will ask for ...immediate passage of the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Camp Lejeune Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18th, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Senator Richard Burr will make floor speeches to introduce "The Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act".

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Salem-News.com (Jun-19-2012 23:57)

From Segregation to a Single Corps of `Green Marines`

“Joining a segregated Marine Corps in 1947 was quite a change for me, but I am happy that things have worked out so well and that I am now a part of an integrated Marine Corps.”
– Master Gunnery Sergeant Robert E. Talmadge, USMC (Ret)

(QUANTICO) - A group of the black volunteers in their dress uniforms, May 1943. (Photo by Roger Smith) Public Domain - The Montford Point, Camp LeJeune Marine Corps Base. In the Corps, as in our societies as a whole, some individuals still have problems accepting people of color in position of authority.

Senior leaders are taking a hard look at their history and asking why the Corps has fallen behind other branches to eliminate the last traces of racism.

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Salem-News.com (May-22-2012 17:13)

How a Bunch of Scrappy Marines Could Help Vanquish Breast Cancer

Mother Jones examines the plight of male breast cancer survivors from Camp Lejeune.

(DA NANG, Viet Nam) - Photo from Jim Fontella It all started with Mike Partain, a.k.a. Number One. A barrel-chested father of four with a goatee and a predilection for aviator sunglasses.

Partain was born at Camp Lejeune, the North Carolina base where his father, a first lieutenant in the US Marine Corps, was stationed in the late 1960s.

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Salem-News.com (May-21-2012 15:13)

Health Care Now for Military Families Poisoned at Camp Lejeune

Our nation's leaders must act now to provide health care for the veterans and their families who were stationed at Camp Lejeune.

(CAMP LEJEUNE, Change.org) - Jerry and Janey Ensminger My name is Jerry Ensminger, and I served my country faithfully for 24 years in the United States Marine Corps.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-09-2012 21:38)

Marine Hangar Was `Witches Brew`

MCAS El Toro’s Hangar 296 was “ground zero” for TCE plume spreading miles into Orange County and the only building on the former base contaminated with radiation.

(IRVINE, CA) - Hangars at MCAS El Toro Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro has been an EPA Superfund since 1990, primarily from the TCE plume from Hangars 296 and 297 spreading into the Orange County aquifer.

Both hangars were over 200,000 square feet in area, constructed in 1944, and used 55 gallons drums of trichloroethylene (TCE) to decrease aircraft for decades.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-09-2012 19:41)

Camp Lejeune Report Author Says Redactions Compromise the Science, Sen. Burr Calls for IG Investigation

“What really bothers me is that now CDC and ATSDR are using the same excuses made by the Navy and Marine Corps that tells me that there is a collusion taking place between the polluter and the investigator.” - Jerry Ensminger

(CAMP LEJEUNE NC) - Camp Lejeune Marine base in North Carolina Today, accusations were released from the author of the report on the Camp Lejeune water contamination, detailing how the scientific integrity of the report was compromised by redactions.

The redactions were requested by the Navy/Marine Corps and granted by Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-01-2012 15:24)

Philadelphia VA Tells Marine to `Take a Hike`

America does not support it troops unless they're standing in a recruiting line or appearing in a Hollywood movie.

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) - Robert O'Dowd served at MCAS El Toro in the 1960's The letter from the Philadelphia VA Regional Office was thick. It wasn’t a love letter.

The package was received on my daughter’s birthday, February 28, 2012. It contained the VA’s denial of my pending disability compensation claim. The denial runs a total of 66 single space pages.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-23-2012 16:54)

Camp Lejeune Documentary: `Semper Fi, Always Faithful`

Very quietly, the Veterans Administration has paid compensation claims for 63 marines diagnosed with breast cancer.

(LOS ANGELES) - Semper Fi, Always Faithful The Camp Lejeune documentary "Semper Fi, Always Faithful" will be shown on the Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnel Friday night - 24 Feb2012 -on MSNBC at 10 PM EST.

Lawrence O'Donnell was instrumental in MSNBC's purchase of the documentary and it is on his show that it will air for the first time on Friday.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-08-2012 11:37)

MSNBC Presents `Semper Fi: Always Faithful` Friday, 24 February at 10:00 P.M. ET

“Semper Fi: Always Faithful” unfolds like a detective novel...

(NEW YORK, NY) - Jerry Ensminger was a career Marine, a Master Sergeant, when his young daughter fell ill from cancer connected to Camp Lejeune's deadly, toxic water. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted marine for nearly 25 years. As a drill instructor in the Marine Corps, he was responsible for training thousands of new recruits.

But when Jerry’s nine-year-old daughter Janey passed away from a rare type of leukemia, his structured world began to collapse around him.

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