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Mike Mendoza poses with his medals after completing his 20th race in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 17. Photos submitted
Mike Mendoza (right) poses for a photo with his sniper team while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor
3:16 pm CST November 13, 2017
When his abdomen was torn apart by a grenade, sending shrapnel into every corner of his chest cavity, Mokena resident Mike Mendoza said he was scared he wouldn’t make it out alive.