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Former Marine comes up aces for his mom

By David Hodge
Stars and Stripes
Published: August 2, 2011

RAF MILDENHALL, England — On the way from Afghanistan to Texas to visit his ailing mother, former Marine Ken Griffin took a gamble on a gamble, and won: He won a World Series of Poker championship in Las Vegas and walked away with $455,356, enough to cover his mother’s mounting medical bills.

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