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Fuzzy -- ten years since the start of the war in Iraq today we're taking a look back at the time spent embedded with members of the military especially during the early days of the war.
Marine sergeant Michael -- ends.
I was one of the service members Fox News spent the most time let -- Rick Leventhal is there.
Observing as he fulfilled various missions -- sergeant Timmons is still serving his country but in a whole new capacity and Rick has.
His story -- latest in a series of installments that people that you met.
Rick over the last several years and we're talking about and today.
Right -- most of our time of the Marines in the early days of war overspend in the back of an armored vehicle rolling through the desert in search of Michael Timmons was the guy we saw the most.
I have conquered the world.
Iraqi guard post leveled by his fellow Marines who was a good natured kid from north Texas who slept on the floor so we could have the bench seats.
He dog fighting holes in the desert and taught us the art of -- is when he wasn't kicking indoors armed with an M sixteen.
Tim has left the Marine Corps after the war -- around the Pacific northwest for awhile eventually settled back in Texas where he now works as a corrections officer.
And he wasn't making any special plans to mark the ten year anniversary of the invasion.
Do you do you think about Iraq.
Not so much anymore.
I don't get it just says.
You know this is a part of my past.
I try not to do on here think about anything.
And I just live my life as if you know and every really happened.
Timmons is married to his second wife says he suffered from post dramatic stress disorder but is learning to handle it any still serves in the army National Guard.
And choked up when I asked why he's been in the military since high school.
I don't because.
You know I felt a lot of pride my country.
And it's I felt it by joining.
-- -- I can get back.
You know to.
To the country -- provided me so much.
You know the freedoms that I had and everything else you still feel that there.
-- -- It's something that's not -- no way.
Timmons grew his beard because of an overseas assignment with the National Guard unit get -- get special permission from the Texas department of corrections which normally doesn't allow beer too we promised it would make that point Jenna.
And make the point that he promises to shave off that -- as soon as he gets home from this trip.
But he's dealt with a lot honor and integrity silly and -- and why that point you see made -- We're -- sad to hear his story today Rick thank you thank you.
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