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AR RAMADI, Iraq (May 15, 2005) - Lance Cpl. Josiah R. Hirsch, a rifleman and team leader with 2nd Squad, 2nd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, takes a knee and provides security for his fellow Marines during a patrol in the city here. The 19-year-old from Dublin, Calif., was made a team leader two months after his infantry battalion arrived in Iraq and began conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 2004 Valley Christian High School graduate has been in the Corps less than a year. Photo by: Cpl. Tom Sloan