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Apr 13, 2015

19-year-old Newark New Jersey, native, Pfc. Michael D. Dickens, stands in front of the Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Monmouth office March 18, where he began his journey. Dickens graduated 12 weeks of Marine Corps Recruit Training in Parris Island, S.C., March 13, and this stands as just his latest example of overcoming obstacles. Dickens moved from foster home to foster home since he was just 5 and lived out of his car before joining the Marines.

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