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Marines hike 9 miles in Carolina Beach as part of historical training exercise

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CAROLINA BEACH -- More than 150 Marines made their way through Carolina Beach Thursday morning.

They hiked nine miles toward the Fort Fisher State Historic Site as part of a training exercise.

The Marines carried 70-pound packs for the entire hike.

They said the educational trips help prepare them for future missions.

"We'll be going down some of the Civil War acts of advances that the Civil War soldiers from the Union used to attack Fort Fisher, trying to give our Marines a little bit of perspective into history, where they came from and why its important to learn about history. Because, inevitably, it repeats itself," said 1st Lt. Joseph Strumolo, U.S. Marine Corps.

A representative from the Fort Fisher Historic Site hiked with the Marines in order to point out specific historical landmarks.

This is the first time the Marines have hiked through the Carolina Beach area.

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