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A rite of passage unlike any other
The Washington Times ^
| October 10, 2005
| W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
Posted on 10/10/2005 7:14:41 AM PDT by Sailor6468
Recruit Daniel Murphy, who in college was a 325-pound offensive lineman protecting quarterbacks and opening holes for running backs, lost 100 pounds to join the U.S. Marines, the military's swift-moving, expeditionary shock troops.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina; War on Terror
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"It is a fundamental responsibility, for stronger people to protect and defend those who cannot or will not defend themselves," says the 6-foot-6-inch Mr. Murphy, who played football at James Madison University.
God bless this man.
posted on 10/10/2005 8:02:29 AM PDT
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"The best place to do that is the Marine Corps. The Corps is always the first, and this is where I belong."
posted on 10/10/2005 9:07:24 AM PDT
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