Friday, July 15, 2005

Marines' sacrifices recognized

Marines' sacrifices recognized
Web Posted: 07/15/2005 12:00 AM CDT
Scott Huddleston
Express-News Staff Writer

Nary a day passes, not even a minute, when he doesn't think about them.

Marine Sgt. Randy Watkins was with Lance Graham and Aaron Cepeda, two other San Antonio Marines, when a suicide bomber attacked their platoon May 7 in Anbar Province.

Graham and Cepeda didn't survive. Watkins did, and wants to return to Iraq once he recovers from a gunshot wound to the shoulder and nerve damage.

"I want to go back so badly, I'm losing my mind being around here," said Watkins, 24, of San Antonio.

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