The Valpo Core Reader

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In the remote jungles of Grenada, figures rush through the foliage and bullets whiz by mere inches from their intended targets. Gnarled trees stand resolute through the bloodshed and carnage before them. Vines catch the laces of Army issued combat boots as they struggle to move through the mud and twigs that litter the ground. Tensions run high as two forces face each other in the heat of battle. A war is waging and each side tries to make the other flinch first. Neither of them wants to admit defeat, however only one will be the victor in the end.


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