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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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Photo: Lance Cpl. Nathan Chandler, a machine gunner with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, hunkers down behind a compound wall during a firefight with insurgents near the Bari Gul Bazaar, Nad Ali District, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 4, 2013. Chandler positioned himself to cover a group of Marines clearing a desert compound shortly after receiving fire from insurgents. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Paul Peterson/Released)

Marine Corps Cpl. Paul Peterson recounts his experience with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment as they fought through a firefight while on patrol.
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Photo: Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan Hill, a rifleman with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, mans a guard post at Observation Post Athens in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 28, 2013. Hill and 11 other Marines manned the outpost to maintain defensive surveillance around Kajaki and nearby Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul Peterson /Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan Hill, a rifleman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, mans a guard post at Observation Post Athens in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 28, 2013.
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PHoto: A mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle passes beneath the rising sun at the outset of a combat logistics patrol launched by U.S. Marines assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest) in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 22, 2013. Convoy crews commonly operate from sunup to sundown during logistics missions through the province's rugged terrain. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul Peterson/Released)

A mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle passes beneath the rising sun at the outset of a combat logistics patrol launched by U.S. Marines assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest) in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 22, 2013.
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