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HURRICANE POINT, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (March 13, 2005) - Eighteen-year-old Pfc. Darius D. Gage, a food service specialist with Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, serves a hungry devil dog a spoonful of hardboiled eggs during morning chow at the mess hall here. The Chicago native modeled clothing for four years in Essence Magazine prior to joining the Marines summer of 2004. He often made more than $500 for doing 24 hours of modeling. He joined the Corps to be a part of something that makes a difference in the world. (Official United States Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tom Sloan)