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ABV Platoon Paves Way for 3rd LAR During Operation Rawhide

An Assault Breacher Vehicle detonates a mine clearing line charge during operation Rawhide, March 14. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion supported 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in their efforts to disrupt enemy supply lines running from Pakistan into southern Afghanistan.



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This work, ABV Platoon Paves Way for 3rd LAR During Operation Rawhide [Image 6 of 7], by Cpl John McCall, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.14.2011

Date Posted:03.28.2011 12:05

Photo ID:383161

VIRIN:110314-M-#####-097

Resolution:3866x2577

Size:613.09 KB

Location:BAHRAM CHAH, AF

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