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Camden native Cpl. Teneka Mercado serving in eastern Afghanistan
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Cpl. Teneka Mercado
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Most of the young men and women serving in today’s armed forces were children or teenagers on 9/11, watching the attacks on the World Trade Center on the news. The majority of their adult lives have since been forged by the nation’s need for great men and women in uniform. These men and women, the Army’s newest generation of soldiers, continue to answer the call to arms.