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Motivated by what he had seen in movies, a mentor, and ultimately the attack on September 11, 2001, Travis enlisted in the Unites States Marines in September of 2002. He dutifully trained and fought fully aware that he may have to give up his life in service of his country. While this fulfilled the aspirations of a much younger man, he had no idea about the traumas that lie ahead of him.
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