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Darkhorse Marines honor fallen warriors

A bagpiper performs “Amazing Grace,” during a memorial ceremony, April 29. Marines and families of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, honored the 25 fallen Marines during a recent deployment to Sangin, Afghanistan.



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This work, Darkhorse Marines honor fallen warriors [Image 2 of 3], by Sgt Ned Johnson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.29.2011

Date Posted:05.05.2011 11:47

Photo ID:397883

VIRIN:110429-M-#####-003

Resolution:1461x2339

Size:347.83 KB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

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