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Marines receive Purple Hearts during a ceremony, Nov. 5

Staff Sgt. Rafael Hernandez, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with 1st EOD Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries suffered while removing an improvised explosive device in Helmand province, Afghanistan.



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This work, Marines receive Purple Hearts during a ceremony, Nov. 5 [Image 3 of 3], by Cpl Khoa Pelczar, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.12.2010

Date Posted:11.16.2010 14:00

Photo ID:340531

VIRIN:101112-M-#####-066

Resolution:3104x2072

Size:2.9 MB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

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