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CLB-1 Engineers, locals improve critical intersection in Marjah

U.S. Marine Cpl. Eric McMullen, a combat engineer with Alpha Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 1 and 21-year-old native of Lake Tahoe, Calif., checks the status of a culvert here, Nov. 12. Marines of Alpha Co. are currently repairing the support structure on a bridge located at a major intersection that connects Marjah and Nawa districts. The bridge receives heavy foot and vehicle traffic due to the local bazaar, as well as Afghan and coalition military convoys.



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This work, CLB-1 Engineers, locals improve critical intersection in Marjah [Image 4 of 11], by Sgt Alfred V. Lopez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.16.2011

Date Posted:11.16.2011 01:47

Photo ID:488108

VIRIN:111112-M-PH863-020

Resolution:2304x3456

Size:3.64 MB

Location:MARJAH DISTRICT, HELMAND PROVINCE, AF

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