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Belated honors for Marines in fierce battle

By Jeanette Steele
6 p.m., July 10, 2011

Ambushed and outmanned, a 30-member Marine platoon fought back and before the long day was over, almost half had earned major military medals for valor — perhaps a measure of just how fierce the 2008 Battle of Shewan was.

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