Maximilian Uriarte

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Maximilian Uriarte, Iraq War veteran, is the creator of the hit comic strip Terminal Lance. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2006 at the age of nineteen and served for four years. During his first deployment to Iraq in 2007, he served as a turret gunner on a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle (MRAP) and as dismount of India Company's Jump platoon in the Zaidon region southeast of Fallujah. He deployed to Iraq again in 2009 as a billeted combat photographer and combat artist and then enrolled in the California College of the Arts. In 2010 he created the popular comic strip Terminal Lance while still on active duty. The strip is now published in the Marine Corps Times and has grown immensely in popularity, with 450,000 Facebook followers and one million unique hits per month.