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Photo: U.S. Marine Sgt. Bryan Early, a squad leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, leads his squad of Marines to the next compound while patrolling in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 19, 2013. Early is responsible for planning the squad's patrols, the safety of his Marines, and achieving his commander's intent, before, during, and after an operation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Austin Long)

As the war in Afghanistan winds down, four Marines assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment share a little bit about themselves and how the war has shaped their lives.
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Photo: U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Morgan, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposable Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, in freefall during military free fall jump sustainment training in Sevilla, Spain on Dec. 23, 2013. EODMU 8 performs quarterly sustainment training to maintain proficiency. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Stoltz/released)

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Morgan in freefall during military free fall jump sustainment training in Sevilla, Spain on Dec. 23, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Stoltz/released)
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Photo: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Rerek hugs his six-month old son Grayson and wife Shawna after returning home from a scheduled six-month deployment onboard the USS Missouri (SSN 780) on Dec 20, 2013. (U.S. Navy Photo by John Narewski)

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Rerek hugs his six-month old son Grayson and wife Shawna after returning home from a six-month deployment onboard the USS Missouri on Dec 20, 2013.
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Photo: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22, transports supplies over the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) on Arabian Gulf on Dec. 20, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Karl Anderson/Released)

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter transports supplies over the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 20, 2013.
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Photo: U.S. Navy sailors, aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), stand at attention during morning colors, prior to a port visit in Funchal, Portugal on Dec. 24, 2013. Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Billy Ho/Released)

U.S. Navy sailors, aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), stand at attention during morning colors, prior to a port visit in Funchal, Portugal on Dec. 24, 2013..
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