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Panel One - “A Day in the Life,” Staff Sgt. Sheila D. Lucious, a native of Chicago, 3rd squad team leader, truck commander, 1230th Transportation Company, is featured in this story panel. Lucious is a 50 plus year old soldier, she is a onetime great grandmother, three times grandmother and veteran soldier with two overseas deployments. Lucious can drive every vehicle in the 1230th inventory; this includes Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, recovery vehicles and more, Oct. 12, 2013, at Camp Marmal, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. The 1230th TC is deployed in support of the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Commanded by, and Lt. Col. James M. Droppleman, Regional Command North, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army graphic by Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Lawn, 1st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs/Released)



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Date Taken:10.12.2013

Date Posted:11.10.2013 11:51

Photo ID:1050043

VIRIN:131110-A-WQ129-001

Resolution:2000x1500

Size:456.4 KB

Location:CAMP MARMAL, AFGlobe

Hometown:CHICAGO, IL, US

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