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Alex Cornell du Houx '06 candidly shared his observations and experiences as a marine in Iraq during an hour-long talk on Tuesday. He discussed day-to-day life in the country and addressed issues ranging from sectarian violence to President Bush's recent plan to commit 21,500 additional troops to the region.

Marine Corporal and 0351 Assaultman Cornell du Houx was posted for nine months in Fallujah, a city of approximately 200,000 inhabitants, 40 miles west of Baghdad. The Maine native returned to the United States in October.