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Marines remove practice bomb under Hilo house

A Marine Corps explosive ordnance disposal team retrieved a practice bomb from beneath a house in Hilo yesterday.

Big Island police said a family cleaning the home of a dead relative found what appeared to be a bomb.

The Marine team removed the M38A2 practice bomb, used in the 1930s and 1940s. The bomb contained enough explosive to create smoke and a small flash, police said.


Coast Guard continues search for 2 fishermen

The Coast Guard continued to search yesterday for two missing crew members from a fishing vessel that sank Sunday.

The Coast Guard dispatched an HC-130 Hercules plane to search for the mariners who disappeared 925 miles northwest of American Samoa.

The Coast Guard received a report at 11 a.m. from sister ship Pacific Breeze that the fishing vessel Majestic Blue sank and the crew rescued 22 fishermen from the 24-man crew.


Mulbury takes command of Army Garrison Hawaii

U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii has a new commander.

Col. Douglas Mulbury took over leadership yesterday of the unit that maintains facilities and housing for soldiers and their families in Hawaii. He succeeds Col. Matthew Margotta, who is moving to Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Mulbury has served two tours with the 25th Infantry Division, most recently in Iraq, where he was assigned to Multi-National Division North. He has also been chief of tactics at the U.S. Army Infantry School.


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