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Caroline Law, 5, grips the hand of her father, a U.S. Marine, following his return to Marine Corps Base Hawaii from a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2010. The Marine is a battalion gunner, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, which provided support as part of counterinsurgency operations during Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Reece E.Lodder

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  1. Happy Endings for so many families.
    It brings back memories of a certain Dad and daughters who appeared in a flashbang photo in my local paper a few years ago.
    We are eternally grateful.

  2. WONDERFUL!! Thanks for sharing. Toby’s last words are my daily belief, but I try not to word it that way. 🙂 Thanks to Corporal Bradford for his sacrifice and to continue on despite of it. Rumor has it, though, that that’s the Marine way.

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