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South District bids farewell to Wham, Quarles assumes command

(From left) Col. Vincent Quarles, incoming commander U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan District - South, Maj. Gen. Michael Eyre, USACE Transatlantic Division commanding general, Air Force Col. Benjamin Wham, outgoing commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Lorne Quebodeaux, district command sergeant major, render honors during change of command ceremonies held on Kandahar Airfield July 12. (USACE photo by Karla Marshall)

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This work, South District bids farewell to Wham, Quarles assumes command, by Karla Marshall, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.12.2012

Date Posted:07.13.2012 01:50

Photo ID:623354



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