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Military families are thrust into caregiving roles for severely injured troops

By DAVID TARRANT
Staff Writer
dtarrant@dallasnews.com
Published: 09 April 2011 10:21 PM

First of two parts

For nearly four days, the squad of Marines stood guard on Bridge 286, an overpass that crossed a highway thick with traffic between Baghdad and Fallujah. Just a few hours before the end of their shift, a dump truck approached the bridge and rolled to a stop under the overpass. It was loaded with 3,000 pounds of explosives.

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