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‘Gator’ Bn. goes surfing

Two Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, reach shore during their annual surf qualification Sept. 12, 2013 at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. To qualify the Marines had to swim 500 meters after evacuating an amphibious assault vehicle.



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This work, ‘Gator’ Bn. goes surfing [Image 1 of 5], by LCpl Joey Mendez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.12.2013

Date Posted:09.13.2013 16:00

Photo ID:1017658

VIRIN:130912-M-BW898-014

Resolution:4642x3095

Size:7.89 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

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