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One motivated Marine

After being imprisoned for ten years on a rape conviction that recently was thrown out, Sgt. Brian Foster might expected to be a bitter man. No, he is not, he said after his release. “I told [the Marines] I was happy to be back in the Marine Corps and that I’ll go anywhere and do ...

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After being imprisoned for ten years on a rape conviction that recently was thrown out, Sgt. Brian Foster might expected to be a bitter man. No, he is not, he said after his release. "I told [the Marines] I was happy to be back in the Marine Corps and that I'll go anywhere and do anything the Marine Corps wants me to," Foster told a reporter after being released from the "Little House" at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. "I said I love my country and I love the Marine Corps and that unfortunately, these things happen in a free country."

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After being imprisoned for ten years on a rape conviction that recently was thrown out, Sgt. Brian Foster might expected to be a bitter man. No, he is not, he said after his release. “I told [the Marines] I was happy to be back in the Marine Corps and that I’ll go anywhere and do anything the Marine Corps wants me to,” Foster told a reporter after being released from the “Little House” at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. “I said I love my country and I love the Marine Corps and that unfortunately, these things happen in a free country.”

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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