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Marine recruit David Fish rushes forward on the Combat Assault Resupply Course during the Crucible at Marine boot camp on Parris Island, S.C. (Jahi Chikwendiu - The Washington Post)
Series Profiles
 Classmates Face Separate Battles (The Washington Post, 12/29/02)
The Sept. 11 Marines
New Call to Service
As the Sept. 11 Marines end their first year in uniform, members stand to see their lives defined, a second time, by the turn of world events, this time in the Persian Gulf.

Sept. 11 Marines: A Family's Legacy
A Most Unlikely Enlistee Finds Parallels to Past 
After the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Kyle Conley followed in his grandfather's footsteps and enlisted in the Marine Corps, becoming one of the most unlikely recruits in his boot-camp class.

The Sept. 11 Marines
'A New Age of War'
The war on terrorism is not the soldier's war of old. Beyond the bombings and cave-searching missions of Afghanistan, it has played out quietly in dramatic moments often unchronicled.

The Sept. 11 Marines
Son Rises to Fight For Adopted Home
Raif Zakhem was born in Syria, but raised in suburban America. Now, he is a U.S. Marine.

The Sept. 11 Marines
United in Pain
For the young recruits at Parris Island, S.C., life revolves around becoming a Marine and not the dangers they stand to face on the front lines of the war on terrorism.

The Sept. 11 Marines
Gender-Blind 'Semper Fi'
Women recruits in the Marine Corps were part of the first generation to come of age when their country came under attack Sept. 11 and when they could have an integral place in the war that followed.

The Sept. 11 Marines
Enlisting in the Front Lines
Even for those more motivated by the promise of college money or life focus, Sept. 11 bore down on their decision to join the military.

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