Army chaplain defeats Stage 4 melanoma, takes on marathon at SC's Darlington race course

  • by: SUSANNE M. SCHAFER , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 22, 2013 - 12:03 PM

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — While deployed in Iraq in 2007, Army Chaplain Jeremiah Catlin discovered a lump growing on his chest. Evacuated to a military hospital, the 32-year-old was told he had Stage 4 melanoma cancer and that he should spend a last Christmas with his family since he had less than a year to live.

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