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Soldiers at 1/121st Infantry Regiment Family Day

A Soldier feeds his child at the 1/121st Family Day event at the Barrow County Recreation Center in Winder, Ga. Headquarters and Headquarters Company and E Company, 1/121st Infantry Regiment deployed to Afghanistan as part of Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix in May 2009.



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This work, Soldiers at 1/121st Infantry Regiment Family Day [Image 16 of 30], by COL Kenneth Baldowski, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.21.2009

Date Posted:08.23.2009 15:54

Photo ID:197775

VIRIN:090823-O-#####-015

Resolution:1728x1152

Size:497.22 KB

Location:WINDER, GA, USGlobe

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