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<br /> The Uncrackable code Talkers pg.12<br /> The Corps’Official Magazine www.marines.mil • October • December 2007<br /> Down UnDer with the<br /> D<br /> ogs of War<br /> bronze sTar recipienT: do i deserve iT? pg.20<br /> OnPoint<br /> CAMP PENDLETON, CALif. – During a townhall-style meeting,<br /> Gen. James T. Conway, 34th commandant of the Marine Corps, asks<br /> for a show of hands of Marines who have deployed. Conway spoke to<br /> the Marines about his guidance and the direction the Corps is taking.<br /> Photo by Sgt. Christopher M. Tirado<br /> October • November • December 2O<br /> G<br /> Volume 36 | Number 2 | www.marines.m<br /> 1<br /> O7<br /> ouge<br /> il<br /> Features<br /> 2 | Code Talker<br /> The salty faces of Navajo Marines who,<br /> with courage and an uncrackable code,<br /> mastered their foes.<br /> 20 | Do I Deserve It?<br /> A Bronze Star recipient asks <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=1"> The Uncrackable code Talkers pg.12 The Corps</a> <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=2"> OnPoint CAMP PENDLETON, CALif. – During a townha</a> <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=3"> October • November • December 2O </a> <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=4"> “ He went out there ... Not only did htheel</a> <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=5"> FEATURED CONTRIBUTOR Cpl. Eric D. Arndt, CAMP BUT</a> <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=6"> October • December 2007 • www.marines.mil 4 Whi</a> <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=7"> 5</a> <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=8"> October • December 2007 • www.marines.mil 6 For</a> <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=9"> 7</a> <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=10"> Scuttlebutt Functional Fitness Marine Corps News </a> <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=11"> are going to make that Marine stronger,” said Lin</a> <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=12"> Portrait&Profile Photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Dunn </a> <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=13"> than the occasional three- round burst. I’m more </a> <a title="Vol. 36, No. 2 - Q 4, 2007 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/0e45a128?page=14"> Story and photos by Sgt. 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