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USMC relieves three officers over accident

The U.S. Marine Corps has relieved of duty three officers less than two months after a live-fire accident killed seven Marines and injured eight others at the Hawthorne Army Depot, a spokesman at Camp Lejeune, N.C., confirmed Thursday. A 60-millimeter mortar exploded in the firing tube during a night exercise at HAD on March 18. The Marines from the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment had been training at the U.S.M.C Mountain Warfare Center near Bridgeport, Calif., before training at Hawthorne. A spokesman for the Marine Corps said Brig. Gen. James Lukeman, commander of the 2nd Marine Division, relieved on Tuesday …

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