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Fallbrook son finds time in Iraq a life-changing experience


Last updated 10/30/2008 at Noon

The War on Terror continues and many of our country’s young men and women are working diligently to provide a part of the American presence in both Iraq and Afghanistan while establishing peace in the areas.

This is no easy task. For 1st Lt. Josiah Brand, a combat engineer platoon commander who recently returned from serving seven months with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in Iraq, the experience was one of personal growth.

Brand grew up in Fallbrook and graduated from Fallbrook High School in 2002. He played baseball for the Warriors and after high school went to college at the...

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