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Capt. William Swenson

Capt. William Swenson, left, assists severely wounded Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Westbrook onto a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Sept. 8, 2009, during the Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan. Sgt. Marc Dragony, right, and Staff Sgt. Kevin Duerst, foreground holding an M4 carbine, from the California National Guard, assist. The photo is a frame taken from a video filmed by a camera mounted on the helmet of pilot Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason Penrod of the Nevada National Guard.



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This work, Capt. William Swenson, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.08.2009

Date Posted:10.24.2013 17:26

Photo ID:1039673

VIRIN:090908-N-XX123-001

Resolution:1920x1080

Size:246.78 KB

Location:AF

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