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Company H goes hand-to-hand during pugil sticks three training event

Company H drill instructors ensure their recruits have their gear on properly before pugil sticks June 5 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The pugil sticks consist of a padded stick that is meant to simulate an M16-A4 service rifle fixed with a bayonet. The black padding represents a buttstock while the red is the bayonet.



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This work, Company H goes hand-to-hand during pugil sticks three training event [Image 4 of 9], by Cpl Crystal Druery, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.05.2012

Date Posted:06.22.2012 12:17

Photo ID:609860

VIRIN:120605-M-VH750-133

Resolution:2304x3456

Size:984.58 KB

Location:SAN DIEGO, CA, USGlobe

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