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Mail boosts morale for Marines on front lines

Gunnery Sgt. William Broadbent of Miami, Fla., company gunnery sergeant with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, reads a letter shortly after the mail truck arrived Aug. 11. The Marines inserted here via helicopter July 2 at the beginning of Operation Khanjar. Mail is one of the biggest morale boosters for deployed Marines.



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This work, Mail boosts morale for Marines on front lines [Image 4 of 4], by 1LT Kurt Stahl, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.11.2009

Date Posted:08.19.2009 19:00

Photo ID:196539

VIRIN:090811-M-#####-007

Resolution:3504x2336

Size:427.32 KB

Location:MIAN POSHTEH, AF

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