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Marine Cpl. Bryan Nygaard is a photojournalist with II Marine Expeditionary Force.
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  • Marine Corporal’s Course: A firsthand look

    Marine Corporal’s Course: A firsthand look

    There were 87 Marines in my class and we were divided into six squads of about 14 Marines each. A little more than half of the Marines enrolled in the course were grunts (infantry). The rest came from other job fields that ranged from supply clerks to food service specialists. My squad consisted of six grunts, an intelligence specialist, a flight equipment mechanic, an administrative clerk, a tank crewman, a military policeman and myself, a combat correspondent.