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Fallen EOD Marine 'laid down his life for others'

A Marine pays his final respects to Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Eastman, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with 1st EOD Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) who died July 18 while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, during a memorial service at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 25. Eastman, 28, from Moose Pass, AK, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1999 as a combat engineer. He lateral moved into EOD in 2006 and deployed to Iraq in 2008. He is survived by his wife, Rocio, and daughter, Joy. (Photo by Royal Air Force Cpl. Patricia Morrison)



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This work, Fallen EOD Marine 'laid down his life for others' [Image 4 of 4], is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.26.2010

Date Posted:07.26.2010 08:25

Photo ID:303139

VIRIN:100724-M-#####-002

Resolution:1800x1200

Size:1.13 MB

Location:CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGlobe

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