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Buddy drag

Pvt. Quentarius Taylor, cannon crewmember, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, drags a medical dummy, as part of a physical readiness study, Sept. 24, 2013. The baseline physical readiness training study was being conducted to gather data to develop a new Army physical Fitness Test. The study was conducted on different days with just the Army combat uniform and in full combat gear. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Smith, 4th Inf. Div. PAO)

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This work, Buddy drag [Image 3 of 3], by SGT William Smith, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.24.2013

Date Posted:10.01.2013 17:28

Photo ID:1029015



Size:5.72 MB

Location:FORT CARSON, CO, USGlobe

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