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MARINE VETERAN Jonathan Pablik, new to The Dalles, shows fourth graders at Chenowith Elementary School the bullet hole that went through the back of his boot and came “this close” to hitting his Achilles tendon during a 2010 deployment to Afghanistan as part of Operation Moshtarak. He was 17 when he shipped out for a first tour of duty as part of a combat assault force in Iraq and was supported through both deployments by the Gorge Heroes Club.

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