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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-10-04 10:32 PM
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California man killed in Iraq after losing 150 pounds to enlist
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http://www.boston.com/dailynews/192/nation/California_m...

WILDOMAR, Calif. (AP) When Justin Hunt initially tried to join the Marines, the recruiters didn't have a scale that could weigh him.

Instead, they estimated the hulking athlete just two years out of high school was more than 150 pounds too heavy to join the service.

Hunt didn't let that stop him. He worked out, changed his diet and shed the pounds so he could enlist.

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That involved a lot of early morning runs through his semi-rural community in Riverside County, sometimes accompanied by a recruiter, Staff Sgt. Zach Delellis, family members said.

''Any time he would get down and feeling like he might not want to do it, that recruiter was down here getting him out of bed,'' said Hunt's father, Tom.

...more...

Got to keep that enlistment up! /sarcasm
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