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Camp Lemonnier Service Members Perform Surgery on Hektor, a Djiboutian K-9 Working Dog

Army Lt. Col. Heather Serwon, veterinarian of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa's 353rd Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, visits Hektor, a Djiboutian K-9 working dog, at his home after his surgery to check his recovery, Oct. 27. Serwon is a native of Kansas City, Kan., and deployed from Pacific Northwest District Veterinary Command, Fort Lewis, Wash. (Photo by Lt. Col. Heather Serwon)

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This work, Camp Lemonnier Service Members Perform Surgery on Hektor, a Djiboutian K-9 Working Dog [Image 2 of 11], is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.23.2009

Date Posted:10.27.2009 07:44

Photo ID:217518



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