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Fort Sam Houston Caisson Section created to serve, revere, comfort

Three original members of the Caisson Section include from left: Army Lt. Col. Greg Vrentas and Larry Rodriguez stand with Sgt. John Pope, who is seated on Copeland, a 12-year-old horse who remains in service.



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This work, Fort Sam Houston Caisson Section created to serve, revere, comfort [Image 6 of 6], by L.A. Shively, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.28.2002

Date Posted:12.16.2013 12:33

Photo ID:1138367

VIRIN:131010-N-UR169-001

Resolution:1942x1313

Size:2.3 MB

Location:SAN ANTONIO, TX, USGlobe

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