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An American flag waves at half staff in Hawthorne, Calif., not far from the Army depot where seven Marines were killed and others seriously injured late Monday when a 60 mm mortar exploded during a training exercise. The Pentagon suspended use of the mortars until a review is complete. (Associated Press)

An American flag waves at half staff in Hawthorne, Calif., not far from the Army depot where seven Marines were killed and others seriously injured late Monday when a 60 mm mortar exploded during a training exercise. The Pentagon suspended use of the mortars until a review is complete. (Associated Press)

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