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Camp Pendleton Marine to claim motorycycle, ride in fallen friend's honor

Lance Cpl. Clancy Cheek got the keys during Afghanistan tour

By Gretel C. Kovach
6 a.m., June 5, 2011

Cpl. Clancy Cheek is finally getting his new motorcycle, the one he plans to ride in honor of his best friend killed in action in Afghanistan. The Camp Pendleton Marine was serving a brutal tour with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment in Sangin, Afghanistan when the commandant of the Marine Corps handed him the keys on Christmas Day.

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