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Illinois, Oregon Guardsmen place third in Best Ranger Competition

Staff Sgt. Matthew Madiar, of Chicago, with Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment in Aurora, Ill., spots teammate Sgt. 1st Class Zach Phillips with the Oregon Army National Guard fires a round at the 29th Annual David E. Grange, Jr. Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., April 13. Madiar and Phillips placed third overall in the competition. (Photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Scott Boston)



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Date Taken:04.13.2012

Date Posted:04.25.2012 11:10

Photo ID:565336

VIRIN:120413-A-ZZ999-002

Resolution:2256x1496

Size:1.89 MB

Location:FORT BENNING, GA, USGlobe

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