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Idaho twins reconnect, unite in combat zone

Sgt. David Haines, left, the Afghan National Army development chief, Afghan National Security Force Development, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), and his twin brother Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Haines, a corpsman with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, reunite at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. The brothers, who are from Moscow, Idaho, are both on their first combat deployment, and the first time they have been together in five years, except for a few days during Christmas leave.



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This work, Idaho twins reconnect, unite in combat zone, by SSgt John Jackson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.12.2012

Date Posted:09.12.2012 08:11

Photo ID:662603

VIRIN:120912-M-ZE895-001

Resolution:3164x4746

Size:4.39 MB

Location:AF

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