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Stories for October 30, 2011

Afghan Success Comes At High Price For Commander

Oct. 30
Tom Bowman, NPR
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In Afghanistan, Lt. Col. Jason Morris led the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment, which suffered the highest casualty rate of any Marine unit during the past 10 years of war. The "Darkhorse Battalion" commander says the unit's mission was a success — but he will live with the burden of those deaths.