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As Morrison and another Marine scrambled to escape the blast, pounding against a locked door, Peralta grabbed the grenade and cradled it into his body, Morrison said. While one Marine was badly wounded by shrapnel from the blast, the Marines said they believe more lives would have been lost if not for Peralta's selfless act.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
"Let us not ask God why young men such as these should die in war. Let us rather thank God that such men lived." General George Patton