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Marine, Trailblazer, UFC Fighter

Liz Carmouche, Marine and UFC Trailblazer
Angel Canales and Arthur Niemynski, ABC News
"Growing up overseas while her father was in the Air Force stationed in Okinawa, Japan, Liz Carmouche was surrounded by military life from early age.  'The people in my life that I looked up to the most were Marines and they were everything I wanted to be,' says Carmouche.

"Carmouche joined the Marines in 2004 to find some direction in her life. She served for five years and became an aviation electrician on the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopter, serving three tours in Iraq. During her time in the Marines, Carmouche never wanted to be the weakest link. 'I was always a gym rat. I was always wanted to be in the best shape. I always wanted to make sure that within my unit that I was never the weak person. So I made sure that my physical fitness was top,' says Carmouche."

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