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<br /> scars are not forever pg.28<br /> The Corps’Official Magazine<br /> www.marines.mil October/November/December 2008<br /> Nothing<br /> South<br /> of Heroic<br /> An AK-47 round<br /> shattered 22<br /> teeth, most of his<br /> jaw and destroyed<br /> 20 percent of<br /> his tongue, but<br /> couldn’t touch this<br /> Marine’s spirit<br /> the look of a brave warrior pg.18<br /> October • November • December 2OO8<br /> OnPoint<br /> FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan –<br /> Marines assigned to Weapons<br /> Company, Task Force 2nd Battalion,<br /> 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose<br /> Marine Air Ground Task Force –<br /> Afghanistan, fire a mortar round<br /> during combat operations Sept. 8.<br /> Task Force 2/7 returned to Twentynine<br /> Palms, Calif., in November.<br /> Photo by Sgt. Ray Lewis<br /> G<br /> Volume 37 | Number 5 | www.marines.m<br /> 1<br /> ouge<br /> il<br /> Features<br /> 0 | Nothing South<br /> <a title="Vol. 37, No. 5 - Q 4, 2008 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0c0c42a3?page=1"> scars are not forever pg.28 The Corps’Officia</a> <a title="Vol. 37, No. 5 - Q 4, 2008 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0c0c42a3?page=2"> October • November • December 2OO8 OnPoint FARAH</a> <a title="Vol. 37, No. 5 - Q 4, 2008 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0c0c42a3?page=3"> G Volume 37 | Number 5 | www.ma</a> <a title="Vol. 37, No. 5 - Q 4, 2008 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0c0c42a3?page=4"> Gouge 58 | Over There www.marines.mil </a> <a title="Vol. 37, No. 5 - Q 4, 2008 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0c0c42a3?page=5"> Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulatio</a> <a title="Vol. 37, No. 5 - Q 4, 2008 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0c0c42a3?page=6"> </a> <a title="Vol. 37, No. 5 - Q 4, 2008 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0c0c42a3?page=7"> ShorelineShuffle DJIBOUTI-Marines prepare to boar</a> <a title="Vol. 37, No. 5 - Q 4, 2008 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0c0c42a3?page=8"> Scuttlebutt Go-Go-Gadget Guardian www.marines.mi</a> <a title="Vol. 37, No. 5 - Q 4, 2008 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0c0c42a3?page=9"> SEA StORiES GOOD, CLEAN FUN SubMiTTed by Staff S</a> <a title="Vol. 37, No. 5 - Q 4, 2008 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0c0c42a3?page=10"> Portrait&Profile NAMe: PeterF.Vasko AGe: Early6</a> <a title="Vol. 37, No. 5 - Q 4, 2008 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0c0c42a3?page=11"> to these young men and women. The rest is history</a> <a title="Vol. 37, No. 5 - Q 4, 2008 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0c0c42a3?page=12"> www.marines.mil Story by Lance Cpl. Bryan G. 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