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Lejeune Marines clear Afghan valley of insurgents

Lance Cpl. Frank Young, squad automatic weapon gunner, with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, poses for a photo with local children from the Geston valley in the northern part of Helmand province, May 3, 2012. Marines with Charlie Co. cleared Afghan villages in the Geston valley of enemy insurgents during the latest phase of Operation Jaws.



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This work, Lejeune Marines clear Afghan valley of insurgents [Image 4 of 5], by Sgt Ed Galo, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.03.2012

Date Posted:05.23.2012 00:53

Photo ID:585810

VIRIN:120503-M-#####-005

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:2.42 MB

Location:AF

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