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Candlelight Christmas Eve

Chaplain Josh Gilliam lights his candle from the Christ candle during the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division’s Christmas Eve candlelight service at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 24, 2013. The service was held at the First Cup, a 1st CAB chaplain’s sponsored house of worship and recreation for soldiers and civilians alike. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Andrew Cochran/released)



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This work, Candlelight Christmas Eve, by CPT Andrew Cochran, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.24.2013

Date Posted:12.26.2013 03:11

Photo ID:1144001

VIRIN:131224-A-VT601-713

Resolution:4928x3264

Size:5.45 MB

Location:KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, AFGlobe

Hometown:WILLOW CREEK, CA, US

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