Military February 11, 2019

By Katie Lange: Medal of Honor Monday: Marine Corps Pvt. Albert Smith
By Hope Hodge Seck: Walter Jones Battled on Behalf of Marines. For Him, It Was Personal

Walter Beaman Jones Jr. (February 10, 1943 – February 10, 2019) was an American politician who served twelve terms in the U.S. Representative as a member of the Republican for North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district from 1995 until his death in 2019. The district encompasses the coastal regions of North Carolina, from the Outer Banks and areas near the Pamlico Sound down to north of Wilmington. Jones’s father was Walter B. Jones Sr., a Democratic Party congressman from the neighboring 1st district.

Jones was notable for changing from a strong supporter of the Iraq War to one of its staunchest Republican opponents, arguing that the Bush administration misinformed Congress with selective intelligence to win authorization for the war.
By Sam Stanton: A retired Marine died of heatstroke after caretakers left him in the sun in a wheelchair, lawsuit says
By Alene Tchekmedyian And Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times: Who urinated in her boots? A mystery at a California military base led to claims of a cover-up