Dec 4, 2008

Lance Cpl. Allan Desruisseaux, a telephone system and personal computer repair technician with Provisional Rifle Platoon 3, Regimental Combat Team 5, covers a window while other Marines clear a building Dec. 4 in Rawah, Iraq. Desruisseaux lost more than 100 pounds in 10 months, graduating Marine Corps recruit training weighing 189 pounds after tipping the scales at 326 pounds. Desruisseauxâ??s dedication to becoming a Marine, and his work ethic after joining, is an inspiration to the Marines around him.::r::::n::

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