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MCB Hawaii pays tribute to environmental warrior

Diane Drigot (center), former senior natural resources management specialist with the Environmental Compliance and Protection Department, pauses for a photo opportunity with fellow colleagues and friends during Ecology Camp, in March 2009. Drigot passed away Oct. 14, 2013 from complications due to a transplant while being treated for acute myelogenous leukemia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kristen Wong)



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This work, MCB Hawaii pays tribute to environmental warrior [Image 6 of 7], by Kristen Wong, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.30.2009

Date Posted:11.12.2013 15:15

Photo ID:1050910

VIRIN:131101-M-TH981-021

Resolution:1400x1050

Size:1.15 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, HI, USGlobe

Hometown:CHICAGO, IL, US

Hometown:KAILUA, HI, US

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