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In It Together: The Series

Times reporter David Zucchino and photographer Rick Loomis follow three young men who enlist in the Marines during the U.S. war in Iraq.
Part 5: Back home for Marine buddies
Three best friends enlisted and went through boot camp together, then were scattered. One saw buddies die in Afghanistan. One never got to deploy at all.
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Part 4: When it comes time to kill
With boot camp over, deployment divides three young friends.
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Part 3: From boys to Marines
Thirteen weeks of boot camp put Daryl, Daniel and Steven through grueling challenges. They learn how to focus, how to kill a man, how to ignore pain.
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Part 2: About to learn the drill
Three best friends headed off as Daniel, Daryl and Steven. Now they'll all answer to 'Recruit!'
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Part 1: Marine recruits
Three good friends prepare for the same boot camp platoon as part of the buddy program. They are eager, but their parents are torn.
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