The Lost, Lamented Marine

Martin Terrazas Jr. and his younger brother Miguel used to work the counters together at Ben's Tacos, the combination eatery and convenience store owned by their family on Delta Street in El Paso, Texas. For $3, you get half a dozen tacos; a dollar gets you a comb or a pair of die. It was Terrazas tradition to stand behind the counter at Ben's: Martin and Miguel's father, uncles and cousins worked there, wearing the store uniform, a full-length orange apron. There was another family tradition: the military. Grandfather Jorge is an Army vet. Uncle Luis was a Marine; Uncle Thomas...

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