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Marines in Nawa honor two fallen brothers, civilian journalist

Lance Cpl. Davide Perna , a 20-year-old fire team leader, with 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, renders a salute in front of the memorial of Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Meinert, during a memorial ceremony at Forward Operating Base Spin Ghar, Jan. 20. Meinert, 20, from Fort Atkinson, Wis., was killed, Jan. 10 while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan's Helmand province.



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This work, Marines in Nawa honor two fallen brothers, civilian journalist [Image 6 of 12], by SSgt Brian Tuthill, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.20.2010

Date Posted:01.26.2010 07:19

Photo ID:244603

VIRIN:100120-M-#####-328

Resolution:4488x3168

Size:667.75 KB

Location:NAWA, AFGlobe

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