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Darkhorse Marines honor fallen warriors

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, salute during the playing of taps during a memorial ceremony, April 29. Moments before, the Marines fired a 21-gun salute in honor of the 25 fallen warriors of the battalion.



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This work, Darkhorse Marines honor fallen warriors [Image 1 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 11:48

Photo ID:397886

VIRIN:110429-M-#####-006

Resolution:4368x2912

Size:781.45 KB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

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