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Pvt. Robbie Mariano

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Father of Seven Killed in Action in Iraq

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Vet Groups Fault Post-Combat Care

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Born to Be a Marine, and to Serve

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Peace Activist Fox Remains Captive in Iraq

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After Iraq, Finding Job Is A Challenge

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Training Aimed at Defusing IED Threat

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A Soldier's Story About Life in Iraq

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Marines Refit Barracks to House the Wounded

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California Base Hit Hard by Marine Deaths

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A Wounded Soldier Struggles to Adapt

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Military Ethicist's Suicide in Iraq Raises Questions

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Helping Troops Recover from Brain Injuries

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Iraq and the Murtha Plan: Stay or Go?

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