‘I knew Kabul like the back of my hand’

By LOUIS MELLINI Staff Writer HAMILTON - After the incidents that have taken place in Kabul, the Journal Record sat with former U.S. Marine Marlon Holloway, who served several years in Afghanistan, to speak about his experiences in the region on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Holloway was born on July 28, 1963, in Mobile and moved to Hamilton in the summer of 1975. He graduated from Hamilton High School in May 1981 and very soon thereafter, joined the U.S. Marine Corps in September 1981. “I wanted to get the hell out of Hamilton,” Holloway said, laughing. “I wanted to join the Marines because they had the best-looking uniform. I wanted to go join the toughest that was supposed to be out there.” Holloway stated that he was eager to join the Marines, but found Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) testing to be a difficult hurdle to overcome.

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