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Redux: 'Joker One': A Marine's Memoir Of Iraq War

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Redux: 'Joker One': A Marine's Memoir Of Iraq War

Redux: 'Joker One': A Marine's Memoir Of Iraq War

Redux: 'Joker One': A Marine's Memoir Of Iraq War

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Former Marine Donovan Campbell served three combat deployments, two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He commanded Joker One, a platoon of new Marines that he trained and transformed into a fighting unit. In Iraq, they were assigned to Ramadi, the capital of the Sunni-dominated Anbar province. For seven months, they engaged in daily house-to-house combat with insurgents. Nearly half of his platoon had been wounded. Campbell was awarded a Bronze Star with Valor for his time in Iraq. Campbell now is working for PepsiCo and living in Dallas, Texas with his wife and daughter.

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