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Don’t believe the social media rumors: Camp Pendleton’s ‘Darkhorse Marines’ aren’t dying in Afghanistan | The San Diego Union-Tribune
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Don’t believe the social media rumors: Camp Pendleton’s ‘Darkhorse Marines’ aren’t dying in Afghanistan | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Although thousands upon thousands of well-meaning Americans on Facebook and Twitter are asking people to pray for the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, the grunts aren’t suffering any casualties in Afghanistan. They’re home at Camp Pendleton, preparing to deploy to sea.

The latest hoax seems to have broken out on Facebook in late February before dying down in mid-March. It has come roaring back in recent days, however, triggering a flood of social-media support for the “Darkhorse” battalion that once suffered heavy losses in Afghanistan but isn’t actually in combat now.

Source: Don’t believe the social media rumors: Camp Pendleton’s ‘Darkhorse Marines’ aren’t dying in Afghanistan – The San Diego Union-Tribune