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Returned Marine Says He Was Captured, Not AWOL

The Marine who was missing for weeks in Iraq before joining embassy personnel in Lebanon says he was captured and held for 19 days. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, speaking in Quantico, Va., insisted that he did not desert his post. The Navy is investigating the incident. Hear NPR's Craig Windham.

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Craig Windham
Craig Windham was a reporter and newscaster for NPR News. He passed away on February 28, 2016.