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Attorney hopes rescheduled USMC hearing means more charges in Parris Island recruit death

The Marine Corps has rescheduled the Article 32 hearing for an unnamed former drill instructor allegedly linked to the death of Muslim-American recruit Raheel Siddiqui, and the Siddiqui family attorney hopes the delay means more charges, including assault, manslaughter and murder. But as of Wednesday morning, family attorney Shiraz Khan said that his office still had not received official notification of the date change.

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A dark blanket of sorrow

Perry Nuhn talks about what it was like for his family when his uncle, Albert Schlegel, went missing in 1944 while flying during a mission over France World War II on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at his home on Callawassie Island. Schlegel's remains were recently identified in a graveyard in France and are being transported back to Beaufort so that he can be reinterred at the Beaufort National Cemetery at the end of March.

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Marine commandant to those posting nude photos: Do you really want to be a Marine?

In this clip from a video posted by the U.S. Marine Corps to its YouTube channel, Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller admonishes members of the Corps who have created a scandal by posting nude photos to a Facebook page. "If that commitment to excellence interferes with your 'me time' or if you can't or are unwilling to commit to contributing 100 percent to our corps' warfighting ability by being a good teammate and improving cohesion and trust, then I have to ask you, 'Do you really want to be a Marine?'"

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'Every Marine a rifleman': M16 assembly, disassembly competition at Parris Island

How long does it take a Marine to assemble and disassemble an M16? We were curious to know, so we shot a competition on Parris Island among active Marines and sailors on March 24, 2017. The M16 competition was part of nine different, and grueling, physical tests with a name familiar to many in military circles, "The Gauntlet."
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'Every Marine a rifleman': M16 assembly, disassembly competition at Parris Island 0:45

'Every Marine a rifleman': M16 assembly, disassembly competition at Parris Island

What kind of rifles do the silent drill platoon use? 1:12

What kind of rifles do the silent drill platoon use?

A dark blanket of sorrow 1:22

A dark blanket of sorrow

Marine commandant to those posting nude photos: Do you really want to be a Marine? 1:17

Marine commandant to those posting nude photos: Do you really want to be a Marine?