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Why we serve: Staff Sgt. John Tune, petroleum supply specialist

Staff Sgt. John Tune, a petroleum supply specialist with Task Force Wolfpack, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, reviews daily fuel records on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. Tune joined the Army in 1995 at age 28, because he wanted to make a difference with young people and see the world. "The reason I came in is because I felt I could make a difference, and I really have made a difference with young people," said Tune.



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This work, Why we serve: Staff Sgt. John Tune, petroleum supply specialist [Image 3 of 4], by SFC Eric Pahon, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.13.2012

Date Posted:06.26.2012 01:35

Photo ID:612179

VIRIN:120613-A-#####-001

Resolution:2100x1395

Size:672.74 KB

Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AFGlobe

Hometown:CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, US

Hometown:FAYETTEVILLE, NC, US

Hometown:FORT BRAGG, NC, US

Hometown:JACKSONVILLE, NC, US

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