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Graphic: "The Grenadier" U.S. Navy Graphic by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel

U.S. Army Pfc. Morgan Christopher talks about his deployment to southern Afghanistan and why he chose to become a soldier.
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In the second part of this two-part series, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Patrick Tomassi and Marine Corps Cpl. Dennis Cox share their insights on leadership, camaraderie and why they joined the Corps.
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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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