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Personal Reflections

Cpl Biro: When you're sitting there and you're helping people. And you've got people coming up to you with tears in their eyes and hugging you saying thank you. You know, you just sit back and say, "Wow, this is the reason why I joined."

Sgt Kovach: They had a devastated look on them, and that's when your heart went out for them, and that's when you're like ok, and I'm here to help.

LCpl Allen: Getting to see, you know, actual faces and just to hear them say thank you; it means everything to you.

Cpl Biro: One little boy he was about 7 years old, and he walked up to me after going through the food and water line with a bottle of water and asked me if I wanted a drink. And just seeing that little boy do that, nothing beats that feeling.

LCpl Pockeisyapor: One of the main things that I was looking at joining the Marine Corps was to actually do a humanitarian mission because that's something I've always wanted to do. It felt like a big accomplishment of mine.

Cpl Biro: It was a great experience. It's something I'll never forget.