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Ed Ayers, a former Marine, of Scranton, Pa., pauses at the Beirut Bombing Memorial in Jacksonville, N.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, the 30th anniversary of a terrorist bombing that killed 241 U.S. service members. Mr. Ayers, who did two tours in Lebanon, said the peacekeeping mission there was worth it, but "I wish it was handled differently." (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
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Ed Ayers, a former Marine, of Scranton, Pa., pauses at the Beirut Bombing Memorial in Jacksonville, N.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, the 30th anniversary of a terrorist bombing that killed 241 U.S. service members. Mr. Ayers, who did two tours in Lebanon, said the peacekeeping mission there was worth it, but "I wish it was handled differently." (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

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