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Military Minute - November 2nd

Marine Illness, Col. Gadson, Veterans Day and the CAre FAir

Military Minute - November 2nd
On today's episode of the military minute, we're talking about the retirement of Col. Gregory Gadson, illness outbreaks at Marine Boot Camp, local events for Veterans Day and Operation: Care Fair.

Hundreds of Marine recruits sick at San Diego boot camp 


Hundreds of recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego are suffering from “diarrheal symptoms” following a bacterial outbreak at the facility, officials said.


Medical personnel are treating 302 patients of the more than 5,500 recruits in training at MCRD-San Diego, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.


Officials discovered the illness in recruits at both the depot and Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, California, a location used for field training by MCRD-San Diego recruits, according to the article. 


Col. Gadson retires


Gregory D. Gadson (born February 19, 1966) is a retired colonel in the United States Army and the former garrison commander of the U.S. Army Fort Belvoir. He is also a bilateral above-the-knee amputee, occasional actor, and motivational speaker. He served in the U.S. Army for more than 20 years as a field artillery officer and served on active duty for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Joint Forge, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Veterans Day in Lakewood with Dick Muri


Our Vice President, Rep. Dick Muri is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony in the City of Lakewood council chambers on November 11th. The event starts at 2pm and will honor the 100th anniversary of Joint Base Lewis-McChord and “the centennial commemoration period for U.S. involvement in World War I. 


Operation: Care Fair 


Operation Care Fair takes place this Saturday from 10am to 2pm at the American Lake Convention Center.