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    Marine Minute

    Marine Minute

    UNITED STATES

    04.12.2018

    Audio by Cpl. Savannah Mosby 

    Defense Media Activity - Marines

    I'm Corporal Savannah Mosby with your Marine Minute.

    U.S. Marines with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion conducted live-fire training to increase proficiency with the new Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank weapon system at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 10th. This training event increases the Marines combat readiness through a realistic training scenario using the new AT weapon system and increasing section level proficiency.

    On this day in Marine Corps history in 1918 during World War I,
    Marines with the 4th Brigade suffered their first gas attack of the war, when the Germans bombarded 6th Marines, near Verdun, France, with mustard gas. Nine Marine officers and 305 enlisted Marines were gassed and evacuated. 30 of the Marines were killed with the gas shells which hit in the middle of the reserve area in camp while they were in their sleeping quarters. Ninety thousand people were killed and over a million injured as a result of the use of chemical weapons in the war.

    That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.

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    AUDIO INFO

    Date Taken: 04.12.2018
    Date Posted: 04.12.2018 16:38
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 51722
    Filename: 1804/DOD_105504332.mp3
    Length: 00:01:00
    Year 2018
    Genre Newscast
    Location: US

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