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Katie Gorz (left) performs the ammo can lift next to male Marines as they go through the combat fitness test. The Marine Corps is experimenting with inserting some women into combat infantry roles that have historically been limited to men. At Camp Lejeune, female Marines are undergoing the same training as their male counterparts for combat arms. Travis Dove for NPR hide caption

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Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

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Capt. Nathan McHone was killed in Afghanistan at age 29. Courtesy of the McHone family hide caption

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A Marine's Parents' Story: Their Memories That You Should Hear

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