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Marines heading back to base after fatal accident

Marines from the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force are returning to Camp Lejeune, N.C., after a fatal live-fire training accident killed seven of their number in Hawthorne on March 18. Five of the injured remain hospitalized at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, according to spokesman Capt. Binford Strickland. Four Marines’ conditions have been upgraded and they are expected to be released from the hospital this week. Lance Cpl. Sean J. Burke, Lance Cpl. Myles E. Harris, Sgt. Caleb W. Patton and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ryan P. West have been upgraded from …

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