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Marines are a special breed

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I know that I’ve probably just alienated every soldier, sailor and airman who happens to read this discourse. But I beg your indulgence; let me explain.

On Wednesday, Lincoln Parish watched as one of its own — Marine Lance Cpl. Jon Eric Bowman — was laid to rest. Bowman, just 21 years of age, was killed by a roadside bomb as he patrolled in Iraq. The 2004 graduate of Summerfield High School left a wife, mom and dad, step-mother and step-father, two sisters, a brother, and a host of other family members and friends to mourn his passing.

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