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    Inside the Marine Corps’ Fight with Fox News over a False Gold Star Family Story

    Inside the Marine Corps' Fight with Fox News over a False Gold Star Family Story

    The Marine Corps worked behind the scenes last month in an attempt to convince Fox News to retract its false story claiming a Gold Star family was forced to pay $60,000 to ship the remains of a Marine killed in , according to emails obtained by .com.

    A service spokesman notified the news network that it was pushing an incorrect story and accused it of using the grief of fallen Marine Sgt. Nicole Gee's family to draw in readers, the email exchanges, released through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request, show. Fox News eventually deleted the story with no correction, and it never reached out to the Gee family with an apology as the Marine Corps requested, the family said.

    The Fox News story came from Republican Rep. Cory Mills, a freshman congressman from Florida, who claimed Gee's next of kin were strapped with the $60,000 charge after a meeting with the families of Abbey Gate bombing victims, a suicide attack where 13 service members were killed outside of the airport in 2021.

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    Gee's family never paid a dollar to transport her remains, and the Marine Corps let Fox News know — in no uncertain terms — that the July 25 story was false in a series of emails over the following days.

    “This headline correction is still misleading and your story is still false,” Maj. James Stenger, the lead…

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