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An American flag waves at half staff in the town of Hawthorne near the Hawthorne Army Depot, where seven Marines were killed and several others seriously injured in a training accident Monday night.

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Nevada town mourns Marines who died in blast

Hundreds of residents in a rural community steeped in military history turned out to mourn the loss of seven Marines as investigators arrived at an ammunition depot to try to determine how a mortar shell exploded at the Nevada base and sent shrapnel flying into troops during a training exercise.

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