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The Marines just lost a ‘Viking warrior.’ His friends won’t forget him.

By Dan Lamothe December 23, 2015

As the danger escalated that summer night in 2009, the Marines made a judgment call: They were better off leaving the Afghan village they had raided than launching a massive gun battle against a team of enemy fighters that had stumbled upon them.

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