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By Xaiver Jones
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The Man, The Marine, The Gunny


n the year 1977 there was a young man who had a dream. A motive outside of his hometown of Des Moine Iowa. This young man had lost his father as a child, and lived under the leadership of his mother until the age of seventeen. After then, and only with his mother's permission, he was able to enlist in the United States Marine Corps.

He was growing up, becoming his own man, and putting himself in the places he felt he needed to be. Despite his mother's worries and wishes, he signed up to be an infantryman. She was the furtherest thing from happy about it, but she trusted him with the lessons...

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