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Marines Honor Fallen Brother, Machine Gunner

Marines of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, paid tribute to the life and service of a fallen brother during a memorial service at Combat Outpost Kherse, Marjah, Afghanistan, Sept. 5. Lance Cpl. Cody S. Childers was killed Aug. 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Childers, a machine gunner with Golf Co., 2/6, was remembered for his drive to be the best he could be and excel in his job.



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This work, Marines Honor Fallen Brother, Machine Gunner [Image 8 of 8], by Sgt Benjamin Crilly, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.05.2010

Date Posted:09.07.2010 11:22

Photo ID:316185

VIRIN:100905-M-#####-001

Resolution:4368x2912

Size:3.81 MB

Location:COMBAT OUTPOST REILLY, AF

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