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Kenneth Franklin Gadson, a former Marine who was working as a civilian at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, has been charged with murder and rape resulting in death in the slaying of a 20-year-old local woman. SCREENSHOT FROM NNN
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Gadson pleads not guilty to Okinawan woman’s murder, but admits other charges

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November 17, 2017
NAHA CITY, Okinawa — A former Air Force contractor admitted to some charges in the killing of a 20-year-old Okinawan woman last year.
Marine 1st Lt. Nathan Krissoff, right, was deeply impacted by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and joined the Marines Corps as a counterintelligence specialist. COURTESY OF THE KRISSOFF FAMILY
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Okinawa Marines honor Gold Star dad who enlisted to finish what son started

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November 15, 2017
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Bill Krissoff is a serious man who quickly becomes warm and friendly in conversation. Refined, with a full head of gray hair, he looks as much like a...
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – A Marine is given their meal Nov. 15 at Mess Hall 488 aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. Food service specialists are the Marines in charge of cataloging, cooking and supplying Marines with food while aboard installations or out in field operations. Food service specialist start their day at 3 a.m. during the week. Their days end in the evening after the preparations for the next day’s meals is complete. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Kelcey Seymour)

In the Life of Marines: Food Service Specialist

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November 17, 2017
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – Military occupational specialties are the foundation of the Marine Corps. Each MOS is a cog, working with and relying on each other to keep the...
Sonny Wong, a Vietnam veteran, shares stories about the unit during his tour of 12th Marine Regiments facilities Nov. 7, 2017, at 12th Marine Regiment’s company office on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Wong was an interpreter attached to 12th Marines during the Vietnam War and decided to visit his old unit 51 years later. Sgt. Maj. Douglas W. Yagel gave him a tour of the Regiment’s facilities and weapons as Wong described his experience working with the Marines.

Former interpreter visits Okinawa unit 51 years later

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November 14, 2017
CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN -- A former Vietnamese soldier who was assigned to the 12th Marine Regiment during the Vietnam War recently visited the command to pay tribute to the...
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