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Inside USD: Step-By-Step Process

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Inside USD -- Whether it's the big black truck he drives, a restaurant he visits or each precise step the sophomore biology major takes daily on the University of San Diego campus, Jesse Cottle knows what you're thinking.

"Everyone looks at me with interest," he said. "Some people talk to me and say 'thank you for your service.' Kids are really interesting. I think it really blows their mind."

His truck's license plate prominently states that a combat-wounded U.S. Marine owns it. The Purple Heart decal can't be missed, either. But those quickly fade once the 27-year-old exits his truck and carefully walks with his two prosthetic legs that run up just above where his knees were until July 19, 2009. (Full Story)

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