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Marine achieves childhood goal, becomes a tanker

Corporal Matthew Moores, a tank gunner serving with Delta Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, and Lance Cpl. Jesse “Cheddar” Robison, the loader in Moores tank crew, change the wheels of their M1A1 Abrams tank after a range where they fired new Multi-Purpose High Explosive rounds here, Oct. 10, 2013. The Marines in the tank crew decided to name the tank Mulligan to after they lost their first tank to an improvised explosive device.



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This work, Marine achieves childhood goal, becomes a tanker [Image 2 of 6], by Cpl Corey Dabney, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.10.2013

Date Posted:10.22.2013 01:23

Photo ID:1038068

VIRIN:131010-M-HQ487-077

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:4.62 MB

Location:MUSA QAL'EH, AFGlobe

Hometown:BUFFALO, NY, US

Hometown:NEWARK, DE, US

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