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Crossing the finish line after eight long years

Spc. Tyler Dooley, an infantryman from Howard Lake, Minn., with the St. Cloud, Minn., based Delta Company 1st Combined Arms Battalion 194th Armor, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division, scans the area with his weapon at the ready while he conducts a "hot splash" of fuel on the side of Main Supply Route Tampa in Iraq during a convoy escort mission Nov. 19. Delta Company is deployed in support of Operation New Dawn, the historic draw down phase of post combat operations in Iraq.



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This work, Crossing the finish line after eight long years [Image 1 of 12], by CPT Michael Lovas, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.19.2011

Date Posted:12.13.2011 05:12

Photo ID:498615

VIRIN:111119-A-UI566-037

Resolution:960x1280

Size:1.29 MB

Location:CAMP VIRGINIA, KWGlobe

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Crossing the Finish Line After Eight Long Years

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