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One Marine’s journey overcoming adversity

Colonel Jason Bohm, far right, commanding officer, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and Sgt. Maj. Clifford Wiggins, second from left, sergeant major, 5th Marines, with members of the Dana Point, Calif., community, support the Fighting Fifth’s football team here, Oct. 21, 2013. The football team upholds the regiment’s nickname with current players such as Sgt. Ricardo Ramirez, squad leader attached to the regiment, who despite losing his hand during combat operations, continues to support the Fighting Fifth and plays cornerback on the team.



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This work, One Marine’s journey overcoming adversity [Image 2 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:1038517

VIRIN:131021-M-PC317-017

Resolution:5327x2115

Size:6.41 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:QUEBRADILLAS, PR

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