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Lance Cpl. Taylor Kolls wears his dress uniform during a visit to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Submitted Photo

Taylor Kolls deploys to Afghanistan with the 1/3 Marines

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The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., had a profound impact on Taylor Kolls, then 12 years old.


"From that moment on, I knew I was going to join the military. I just didn't know what branch," the 20-year-old U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal said during a recent visit home, before shipping out to Afghanistan.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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