Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 23, 2012
Nando Meli

NandoMeli Military 8-23-12U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nando Meli, 27, of the United States Marine Corps infantry, returned home from a tour in Afghanistan on Aug. 2. He was stationed with B Company of the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines (1/8) near the Kajaki Dam of the North Helmand Province in Southern Afghanistan. His unit would provide security while the PIT units would be training the local Afghan Army. Nando would laugh when he heard about people complaining about the temperature being in the high 90s in Tooele while it was 132 in Afghanistan. While there, a TERP told him that an 8-year-old girl wanted him to become a Muslim so she could marry him. Nando is home on leave until the end of the month before returning to base at Camp Lejune, N.C.

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