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Families Of 'America's Battalion' Wait For News

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Families Of 'America's Battalion' Wait For News

Families Of 'America's Battalion' Wait For News

Families Of 'America's Battalion' Wait For News

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Marines with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment, known as "America's Battalion," are part of the force that has launched a major assault in southern Afghanistan. NPR has been reporting on their deployment. On the night they went into battle, families at home heard the news — and began reaching out for information about loved ones.

Catherine Welch reports for member station WHQR.