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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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A young Marine Corps sergeant uses his previous deployment experience to lead junior Marines in his command. Marines he refers to as his little brothers.
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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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