Dec 4, 2009

THAR THAR REGION, Iraq - Mario Franco, an interpreter with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, center, stands beside then-Cpl. Jorge Granados and Cpl. Kristopher Turner, two members of the battalion commander's Personal Security Detail, in this region outside Northern Fallujah in June. The 32-year-old Baghdad native is a combat veteran who has served with four U.S. military units in the area since 2004, and currently works as the battalion commander's interpreter.

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