In this Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 photo, U.S. Marine Infantryman Lance Cpl. Alexander Caudel, from Racine, Wis., poses for a portrait at his small patrol base, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. ... more 
In this Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 photo, U.S. Marine Infantryman Lance Cpl. Alexander Caudel, from Racine, Wis., poses for a portrait at his small patrol base, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. Caudel, on his memory of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack: "I was, I believe, in seventh grade, in history class, and we watched it on TV. They just turned the TV on and we watched TV all day." Caudel, on why he joined the Marines: "I joined April 14th of 2008. Well, I didn't have a scholarship to college, I didn't have any money for college, so after this I'll get to go to back to school for free." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Brennan Linsley
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