Retired Cpl. Anthony Villarreal and his wife, Jessica, share a kiss during a recent visit back to Twentynine Palms. Anthony lost 80 percent of his skin, his right arm and all the fingers on his left hand during an improvised explosive device attack in Afghanistan in June 2005. Since then, the couple has weathered through more than 70 surgeries and Anthony’s neverending struggle to live as normal a life as possible. (Official USMC photo by Lance Cpl. DJ Wu)
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