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Grim reminder of the cost of war

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For many marines based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, getting a meat tag - a tattooed copy of their vital information inked into their skin - means paying a visit to Jesse Mays before they head off to war.

In this First Person account, Mr Mays explains why the tags are so popular among soldiers heading off to Iraq or Afghanistan.

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