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Washington international horse show mounted Police breakfast

Spc. Michael Poarch, infantryman, Caisson Platoon, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and Klinger, Caisson horse, join horses from the U.S. Park Police, Maryland National Capital Park police, and D.C. Metro Police in a mounted police breakfast on F & 8th St. NW, Oct. 24, in Washington, D.C. This long standing tradition during the Washington international horse show honors the service of horses in the military. The Caisson horses will be featured in the show, Oct. 25 to 27, at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.



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This work, Washington international horse show mounted Police breakfast [Image 2 of 2], by SSG Megan Garcia, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.24.2012

Date Posted:10.24.2012 14:29

Photo ID:766566

VIRIN:121024-A-#####-374

Resolution:4288x2648

Size:1.7 MB

Location:ARLINGTON, VA, USGlobe

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