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1-194 AR (CAB) / Red Bulls

Sgt. Derek Pesta of Fargo, N.D., a soldier from Delta “Drifter” Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion 194th Armor, takes a moment to reflect as he prepares for what will be one of his last missions into Iraq. Pesta, along with the rest of soldiers from 1-194 AR (CAB), are part of the Minnesota based 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry “Red Bull” Division currently deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation New Dawn, the final stage in post-combat operations in Iraq.



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This work, 1-194 AR (CAB) / Red Bulls [Image 1 of 4], by 1LT Travis Tomford, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.14.2011

Date Posted:11.19.2011 08:21

Photo ID:489403

VIRIN:111014-A-#####-539

Resolution:4032x3024

Size:1.57 MB

Location:CAMP VIRGINIA, KWGlobe

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