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USS Bataan, somewhere in the Arabian Sea, Nov. 30, 2001: Lance Cpl. Travis McKenzie, 19, of Quitman, Miss., does a pushup during early morning exercise aboard the USS Bataan. McKenzie and the rest of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, are staying busy preparing themselves for a possible deployment to Aghanistan.

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