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USMC names 2 Parris Island DIs who face courts-martial; one linked to recruit’s death

Two former Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructors — both linked to allegations of hazing and abuse of Muslim recruits — have been identified and will have their cases tried in the military’s highest court. Gunnery Sgt. Joseph A. Felix and Sgt. Michael K. Eldridge will face general courts-martial at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., on soon-to-be announced dates for charges ranging from cruelty and maltreatment to drunk and disorderly conduct, the Corps announced Wednesday evening.

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Hearing related to Parris Island recruit’s death rescheduled

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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SC National Guard unit deploys to Eastern Europe

A deployment ceremony was held on Sunday for members of the 742 Support Maintenance Company
SC National Guard unit deploys to Eastern Europe 1:03

SC National Guard unit deploys to Eastern Europe

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Traits of a good drill instructor

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Wreaths across America

Historic Marine Corps video footage to be preserved at The University of South Carolina 5:04

Historic Marine Corps video footage to be preserved at The University of South Carolina