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Marine infantry squad leader earns Silver Star

Second Marine Division Sgt. Maj. Bryan Zickefoose congratulates Sgt. Ryan Steinkamp on Aug. 28. The rifleman with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, led his squad through a hostile village in Afghanistan in 2012 and cleared more than 50 compounds. story by:┬áHope … Continue reading

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Dam has hosted Soviets, Brits and U.S. Marines

story by: Dan Lamothe photo courtesy of: James J. Lee Up on this cliffside base, Marines protect the landmark Kajaki Dam while surrounded by the remnants of another bloody war in Afghanistan. Abandoned Soviet anti-aircraft guns dot the jagged ridgelines. … Continue reading

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