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Honoring the past

U.S. Army paratroopers beside the "Iron Mike" statue near the La Fière Bridge battlefield, west of Saint Mere Eglise, France.



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This work, Honoring the past [Image 4 of 9], by Rick Scavetta, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.03.2012

Date Posted:06.06.2012 02:44

Photo ID:595192

VIRIN:120603-A-#####-470

Resolution:3600x2400

Size:4.43 MB

Location:SAINTE-MÈRE-EGLISE, FR

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