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In this Aug. 25, 2011, file photo U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Lane Edward Morrow,of Susanville, Calif., of the 3rd Platoon, Kilo Company, 3/4 Marines, guards a vehicle checkpoint in early morning in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.

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