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Wounded Warrior Diaries
Daniel Kachmar, Staff Sgt., U.S. Marine Corps
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Marine Celebrates ‘My Life’
Day of Recovery
WASHINGTON - Some people join the military for the educational opportunities, or for the travel benefits. Others join for the challenge.
U.S. Marine Daniel Kachmar

Seeking that challenge was the main motivator for one young Marine who joined the Corps in January 2002. Staff Sgt. Daniel Kachmar, who grew up in Pittsburgh, said he had a calling to join the Marine Corps. <More

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