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Grappling for the title: CLB-1 Marines hold ground fighting tournament aboard Camp Dwyer

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Edward Mertz (red marker), a communications chief with Charlie Company, 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion currently attached to Combat Logistics Battalion 1 and 30-year-old native of San Antonio, shakes hands with Sgt. Blake K. Parrish, an assault amphibious vehicle operator with Charlie Company, 3rd AABn., and 22-year-old native of Indianapolis, before a match during a ground-fighting tournament here, March 10. The tournament included four weight classes: 164 pounds and below, 165-179 pounds, 180-199 pounds and 200 pounds and above. The tournament was one of several sporting events held by CLB-1 to boost morale and encourage friendly competition between its companies during their seven-month deployment to southern Helmand province.



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This work, Grappling for the title: CLB-1 Marines hold ground fighting tournament aboard Camp Dwyer [Image 5 of 13], by Sgt Alfred V. Lopez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.10.2012

Date Posted:03.12.2012 12:44

Photo ID:540080

VIRIN:120310-M-PH863-013

Resolution:4000x2800

Size:2.85 MB

Location:CAMP DWYER, AFGlobe

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Grappling for the title: CLB-1 Marines hold ground fighting tournament aboard Camp Dwyer

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