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Marine Cpl. Wassef Hassoun, a 2-time deserter, turns himself in
Marine Cpl. Wassef Hassoun, a 2-time deserter, turns himself in

Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, who has been declared a deserter on two separate occasions a decade ago, has turned himself in to U.S. custody and will face charges, the Marines confirmed. The 34-year-old arrived in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday and is scheduled to go Monday to Camp Lejeune, N.C., where his case will be adjudicated, according to a Marine spokesman. He had been in the Middle East, the spokesman said. Hassoun, an Arabic interpreter from Utah, disappeared in June 2004 from a military camp near Fallouja, Iraq, and turned up the next month with relatives in Lebanon. A week after his disappearance, he appeared in a hostage video. A group identifying itself as Islamic Response...

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