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Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery

May 6, 1986: Nick Popaditch arrives at the Receiving Barracks, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California.

April 9, 2003: An AP photographer captures a striking image seen around the world of the Gunny Sergeant smoking a victory cigar in his tank, the haunting statue of Saddam Hussein hovering in the background. Popaditch is immortalized forever as "The Cigar Marine."

April 6, 2004: The tanker fights heroically in the battle for Fallujah and suffers grievous head wounds that leave him legally blind and partially deaf. The USMC awards him with a Silver Star for his valor and combat innovation…

Submitted:Nov 1, 2010
Author:Mike Steere
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iCaucus Endorsed NICK POPADITCH Inspires Freedom Lovers Everywhere, Not Just CA CD-51

Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery. This incredible story makes it obvious why we're voting for NICK POPADITCH over his opponent, liar Bob Filner

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