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    "Seeing that brotherhood that they had was something I always admired," said Jackson, a corpsman at the Battalion Aid Station for 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6.  Jackson enlisted as a corpsman in the Navy because of his admiration for Marines and the desire to do something with his life. "I became a corpsman so I could work with Marines," Jackson, from Atlanta, said. "I also wanted to start getting into the medical field. It was the one job that allowed me to do both. I just didn't want to be in the same place my whole life. I wanted to get out and see different things and experience different things in the world." Jackson has been a corpsman for three and a half years. Before enlisting in October 2008, Jackson

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