Sep 19, 2011

Lance Cpl. Mark Haegele, combat engineer, 3rd Platoon, Company C, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, enjoys a laugh with Richard Gustafson, the father of Lance Cpl. Alex Gustafson, also a combat engineer with 3rd Platoon. Haegele and two other injured Marines with the platoon returned from a combat deployment to Afghanistan early due to their injuries, but their wounds would not stop them from being there to welcome the rest of their brothers home.

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