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Nevada town mourns Marines who died in explosion

HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) — Hundreds of residents in a rural community steeped in military history turned out to mourn the loss of at least seven Marines as investigators arrived at an ammunition depot to try to determine how a mortar shell exploded at the base.

03/20/2013

Storage bunkers at US Army Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada in 2005 AP file photo.

Explosion during training kills 7 Marines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marine Corps says seven Marines are dead and several are injured after a training accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada.

03/19/2013

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