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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

In remembrance of those who fell


An “aha” moment – a time when make that brilliant “I’m going to do it” decision.

I got mine after reading “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell and studying up on my favorite Purple Heart recipient, Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter.

It sounds crazy, but for some reason a moving film about Marines fighting to save our country and their ensuing brotherhood inspired me to start my search for a military career.

It wasn’t until after I read the story of a Spokane local, Ty Carter, and how he was willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for our country that I was convinced to join the U.S...

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