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Wounded Warrior

Navy Medicine Caring For Wounded, Ill and Injured

Marine Cpl. Michael Pride, 29, from Kansas City, Mo., joined the U.S. Marine Corps in May 2007 and was trained as a motor transportation operator. He deployed in March 2008 with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment out of Twentynine Palms, to serve in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). In Sept. 2008, during his final month in theater, Cpl. Pride was on a convoy in Farah Province when his Humvee was struck by an IED and rolled over, crushing his left arm and mortally wounding his platoon Sergeant.

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