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Iraq

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  • Community Commentary: I lost my dad to war, but still have 'my vets'

    Community Commentary: I lost my dad to war, but still have 'my vets'
    Before the sun rises Friday, a group of volunteers will be preparing to serve breakfast to a special group of military veterans in Costa Mesa. This breakfast would not be possible without support from the police chief, friends who volunteer and the...
  • Veteran inspires kids to raise relief money

     Veteran inspires kids to raise relief money
    Jamie Havig was about to redeploy. The Navy combat medic put on his headphones, blasted the volume and tried to ignore the plane's bouncing descent. "I've been on a lot of flights where I was being shot at and landing in really hot zones, but this one...
  • Hearing about history first-hand

    Hearing about history first-hand
    George Ciampa remembers crossing the English Channel to the shores of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, then waiting to disembark his ship. "There was 4,000 ships out there," he said. "You could see ships getting hit, bodies and debris in the water, and...
  • Iraqi team learns O.C. criminal procedures

    WESTMINSTER — A burgeoning relationship between a small Christian college in Costa Mesa and a public university in Iraq could help shape the Middle Eastern country's response to gender-based violence in its northern region. Over the span of 15...
  • Children send off hundreds of 'Letters from Home'

    Children send off hundreds of 'Letters from Home'
    South Coast Plaza played host to a recent letter-writing campaign that organizers believe broke a world record for most cards written for the troops in a single afternoon. The children who participated in the April 27 "Letters from Home" campaign at the...
  • It's A Gray Area: We are a nation of laws, not of men

    What does it mean for us to be a nation of laws and not of men? This mainstay of our republic takes into account that each one of us, whether beggar or scion, or president of a bank — or of the country — is human, and thus vulnerable to...
  • Holiday is a solemn one

    Americans on Monday will honor their war dead. An annual springtime ritual will play out in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Corona del Mar, as well as in towns, hamlets and cities nationwide. Veterans, civic leaders and politicians will gather at local...
  • Salute to the heroes

    Salute to the heroes
    It's not about barbecues and golfing and days off from work: Memorial Day is for the fallen soldiers and those who died at the expense of America's freedom. That was the message delivered Monday by U.S. Marine Sgt. Major Michael Templeton, who lost...
  • Marines maintain poker faces around raging bulls

    Marines maintain poker faces around raging bulls
    COSTA MESA — They served their country in Iraq as U.S. Marines. On Thursday, the four men were serving the crowd of hundreds, pretending to play poker as bulls charged them, seeing who could last the longest without getting up from the table and...
  • Comments & Curiosities: The beauty of pageants

    "There she is, Miss America." Well, sort of. It's actually Miss Newport Beach, who will be anointed and appointed in the third annual Newport Beach Pageant, which takes place Aug. 29 on the good ship Endeavor in Newport Harbor, which is nowhere near...
  • Event to raise awareness on servicewomen, veterans

    Editor's note: This corrects the subhead by removing the word Afghanistan. COSTA MESA — Vanguard University will mark International Women's Day on Monday with a campus event looking into issues unique to female veterans. The private Christian...
  • Essay: 'Does My Generation Have a Role in America's Future'

    It is hot; obscenely hot. Suddenly, Bruce Springsteen’s voice blasts through the crackling heat, singing “Born in the USA.” It wakes the teenage boy. The first thing he sees when he opens his eyes is a picture of his little sister. For a...