"[Grooming standards] are an integrate part of unit cohesion, good order and discipline and, ultimately, mission accomplishment," said Army spokeswoman Alayne Conway, in The Los Angeles Times. "[Recruits must don] neat and conservative"
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Lt. Col. Alayne Conway, an Army spokeswoman, told the AP on Friday that a man in custody in Iraq confessed to killing Maupin.
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