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Marine's dream of an Afghan national water polo team advances

After hearing about Jeremy Piasecki's goal, commercial airline employees have offered to provide transportation for 10 athletes to the United States, including members of the Afghan army.

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times

August 3, 2011
Reporting from San Diego -- For three years, Marine Warrant Officer Jeremy Piasecki has been trying to organize a national water polo team for Afghanistan.

His theory is simple: the people of such a war-torn land need sports heroes too.

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