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Marines make reality out of a ‘Mehraj’

Story by Cpl. Marco Mancha | 2nd Marine Division | Date: 07.15.2011

PATROL BASE MEHRAJ, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Every drop of sweat from their foreheads cools their faces as Marines patrol through the Afghan heat. Every cautious step through the cratered terrain and dusty roads is a step closer to completing the mission. Every hour spent standing watch brings them closer to the sweet smell of home-cooked meals or catching the big game on a Monday night.

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