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FORT McCOY, Wis. -- They are full of fierce spirit: hurling practice grenades, slogging through swamp in full combat kit, and howling ``Hooah!" -- the Army's all-purpose affirmative and unofficial battle cry -- on every occasion that warrants and many that don't. (Full article: 2942 words)

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