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Piedmont Iraqi veterans react to conflict

GREENSBORO, N.C. — U.S. Marine Corps veterans believe it would be a mistake to not send troops to Iraq.

Marine veteran Patrick LeBlanc served in 2004 in Ramadi, Iraq.

LeBlanc said that within eight months, 34 men died during combat.

“I feel like something should be done to kind of justify why we were over there in the first place,” LeBlanc said.

Marine veteran Will Napper agrees.

“If we don’t go back if we don’t help them, then yes more than 4,400 servicemen will have died for nothing in my opinion,” Napper said.

Napper said that not getting involved will leave the Iraqi civilians “high and dry” that they worked to protect.

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