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Marine hero's brother makes good on his promise

Jul 11, 2010 11:59:00 PM - latimes.com
Six years after Sgt. Rafael Peralta saved several lives by smothering an enemy grenade in Iraq, his brother Ricardo follows in his footsteps by becoming a Marine. 'I have big shoes to fill,' he says.

At his brother's funeral nearly six years ago, Ricardo Peralta made him a promise: He would join the Marine Corps and carry on in his example.

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