Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Nolen, a corpsman with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, wears a memorial bracelet or KIA (killed in action) bracelet in honor of his fallen squad leader Cpl. Michael W. Ouellette, who was killed during a patrol in Afghanistan.

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A Bravo Company Marine from Camp Pendleton, Calif., patrols in the Helmand River Valley in southern Afghanistan on Monday. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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