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SEND IN THE MARINES: Camp Pendleton’s 1st...

SEND IN THE MARINES: Camp Pendleton’s 1st Marine Division and its leader, Brig. Gen. James M. Myatt (above), were singled out for special praise Wednesday. . . . Desert Storm commander Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf said the Marines did a “brilliant, absolutely superb job.” The 20,000 Leathernecks stormed into Kuwait from Saudi Arabia by helicopter, tanks and armored vehicles Saturday, crossing minefields and ditches in their nonstop drive to Kuwait city. In a battle at Kuwait International Airport, the Marines bested an Iraqi force with more than 100 tanks. . . . Schwarzkopf called the assault a classic operation that will be closely examined by military students.


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