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  • Charlie Company Marine's Death Leaves His Family Reaching For Meaning

    The photos on the coffee table are like puzzle pieces, a thick stack of 4-by-6-inch hints about the Jordan Pierson his family couldn't know. There's one that shows the street that runs past the main cemetery in Fallujah, Iraq. Next, the view from the...
  • Marines At Home: Guard Of Honor

    The guard doesn't move a muscle. He stands rigid, white-gloved hands clasped in the small of his back. His quiet is a reflection of this place, a room where the slightest whisper thunders. The silence is so powerful it seems to seep outside into the dark...
  • Charlie Company Marine Killed In Fallujah

    The price Charlie Company is paying for its mission in the heart of Fallujah now has a name: Kurt E. Dechen. After months of close calls and Purple Hearts, the Plainville-based Marines lost one of their own in Iraq last week. The lance corporal from...
  • A Gruesome Past, An Explosive Future

    Ibraheem Sanad Mujbile is everywhere. The kindly looking man with white hair is always in the background at city meetings, always carrying his little briefcase. On one side of it, ``press'' is written in yellow tape. On the other it's ``sahafee,'' the...
  • Lucky Charms

    When you are shot at a few times a week, it's easy to be superstitious. Most of Charlie Company's Marines practice their personal traditions and carry their tokens and charms. Any object can become magical when it reaches a war zone. Some of the magic...
  • Checkpoint Tedium

    Most of Charlie Company is assigned to the unit's downtown building, its base from which it can pick fights with Fallujah's insurgency and work to keep the main east-west route through the city open to traffic. But dozens of Marines from the Plainville-...
  • The Marine's Dual Role: Killer And Diplomat

    The going rate for an Iraqi life is $2,500. In his weekly trip to the Civil-Military Operations Center in downtown Fallujah, the battalion's judge advocate hands out cash to Iraqis. A few hundred dollars for a car scraped by a Marine vehicle in a tight...
  • Set Free In Fallujah

    The city added 77 new residents on Wednesday. That's the number of Iraqi prisoners released into Fallujah, set free in a political move to appease the country's Sunni Muslims. The Connecticut-based Marines who live in the center of the city watch the...
  • Interpreter Holds Power In The War Of Words

    Insurgents don't wear black hats. So there are really only two ways to find them: They shoot at you, or somebody tells you where they are. The Charlie Company Marines from Connecticut spend much of their time coaxing their enemies into gun battles....
  • For Connecticut Marines, The Enemy Is Everywhere

    The Marines are filthy and tired and act hard, like they've been here two years instead of two months. Charlie Company's 200 or so infantrymen -- half from Connecticut -- are reservists, pulled from civilian life for the unit's first trip into the war....
  • Captain Mourned Like A Native Son

    For Marine Capt. Brian S. Letendre, New Britain was one community among many he lived in during his six-year career in the military. But for those in Connecticut who knew the Virginia native, he was not simply passing through. They described a friendly...
  • Hot Breath Of War In Mojave

    In the Mojave Desert of California, somewhere between Palm Springs and nowhere, is an Iraqi village built for the U.S. Marine Corps. An Iraqi flag jerks in the desert wind above neighborhoods where people in traditional Arab dress walk the dirt streets....