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Marines, Afghan Soldiers Conduct Operation Gator Crawl

Master Sgt. Christopher Burrell, company master sergeant with Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicle Company, post security after a firefight near Sept. 23. Regimental Combat Team 3's MRAP Co. executed a three-day patrol, partnered with Afghan National Army soldiers, to villages in Nawa District that hadn't seen NATO, U.S. or Afghan government forces in years.



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This work, Marines, Afghan Soldiers Conduct Operation Gator Crawl [Image 4 of 11], by Cpl Daniel Flynn, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.23.2009

Date Posted:10.04.2009 17:37

Photo ID:209035

VIRIN:091004-M-#####-008

Resolution:3504x2336

Size:955.55 KB

Location:CAMP DWYER, AFGlobe

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