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EOD Supports Surrounding Communities

Gunnery Sgt. Matthew E. Small, explosive ordnance disposal technician, 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, explains the common ordnance used and their mechanics at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 4.



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This work, EOD Supports Surrounding Communities [Image 1 of 2], by Cpl Jacob A. Singsank, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.04.2009

Date Posted:11.25.2009 11:46

Photo ID:226663

VIRIN:091104-M-#####-003

Resolution:2336x3504

Size:3.02 MB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

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