WOODSIDE — There is a reason U.S. Marines are called “grunts.”
To be “forward deployed” in the field can mean long stretches of being dirty, tired, and hungry; it’s part of the job, and it’s the same for Army infantrymen. Sometimes a good “grunt” helps them endure — hence the nickname.
Still, morale gets a boost with “care packages” packed with snacks and toiletries, said Marine 1st Lt. Nicholas Pope of Queens. He returned recently from a temporary deployment…
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