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I am 99 percent sure my son Ryan is the fourth marine in the line. He is with 1/6 weapons co.. After not hearing anything for a month, it is good to at least know something about what these young men have to endure. Thank you CNN and the brave journalists to keep families and our country informed.
my son is the first marine walking passed the camera.i am so happy cnn is staying with the 1/6 alpha company and i got to see his face thank you so much for that i cant stop watching my sons name is matthew carter.if you can tell my boy i love him and i am praying for the alpha companys safe return.
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Excellent coverage! The sobriety and intensity of the expressions on our troops' faces is a quiet reminder of their dedication and selflessness in an distinct and foreign terrain to fight for ours and others freedoms. Keep up the amazing mission and the loyality to our country. We are so very proud of each and everyone of you.
Thank you for putting your life on the line, too, to provide such incredible coverage in our new world of instant media communication.
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