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September 20, 2013

News Briefs, September 20, 2013

President Bush to host golf tournament for wounded veterans

Former President George W. Bush will participate in the third Warrior Open golf tournament scheduled to be held next week in North Texas.

The George W. Bush Presidential Center announced Sept. 18 that 24 wounded U.S. military members will play in the tournament in the Dallas suburb of Irving.

The event begins Thursday, Sept. 26, with the veterans playing a round with Bush, pro golfers, celebrities and others. The 36-hole tourney will then be held over the following two days.

Veterans participating in the event have suffered serious wounds in post-9/11 combat.

The tournament is part of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative. AP

Assault vehicle fire kills Marine in California

A Marine was killed this week during a training accident in the California desert when an amphibious assault vehicle caught fire, the Marine Corps said Sept. 20.

Military officials identified the Marine as Cpl. Nicholas Sell of Eagle Point, Ore. Sell enlisted in May 2010 and was a member of the 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 1st Marine Division. He deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and received several medals.

The accident occurred Sept. 16 during a battalion assault course at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, about 130 miles east of Los Angeles. The vehicle was a P7A1 model, which can carry troops from sea to shore.

Four others were injured, three of whom managed to get out of the vehicle and were treated and released, said MSgt. Brenda Varnadore. The fourth person was taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries and listed in stable condition.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. No other details were released. AP




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