Apr 6, 2008

Cpl. Andrew M. Oquendo, a scout with Delta Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5, stands in front of a light armored vehicle at Camp Korean Village, Iraq, April 16. Oquendo, 22, from Paterson, N.J., joined the Marine Corps infantry after being a photographer for the U.S. Air Force. "I wanted to be a Marine ever since I joined the military," said Oquendo. "I worked hard to get where I am today, and it is extremely rewarding in every aspect."

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