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One Marine’s journey overcoming adversity

Sergeant Ricardo Ramirez, squad leader, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, competes on the Fighting Fifth’s football team here, Oct 21, 2013, overcoming the loss of his hand during combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2006. He plays cornerback and special teams on the Fighting Fifth’s football team.



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This work, One Marine’s journey overcoming adversity [Image 3 of 10], by Sgt Timothy Lenzo, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.21.2013

Date Posted:10.22.2013 20:38

Photo ID:1038516

VIRIN:131021-M-PC317-015

Resolution:5186x3457

Size:8.25 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:QUEBRADILLAS, PR

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