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Wounded

Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, move an injured soldier onto a litter during the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear testing phase during the squadron's annual spur ride, Nov. 1, 2012. The tasks the spur candidates were required to complete included a physical fitness test, a written test, vehicle identification, an obstacle course and a land navigation course carrying a 40-65 pound rucksack and at each point on the course they were tested on basic soldiering skills. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagan, 2nd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div.)



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This work, Wounded [Image 1 of 7], by SSG Ruth Pagan, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.01.2012

Date Posted:11.06.2012 15:34

Photo ID:776711

VIRIN:121101-A-VX278-004

Resolution:1800x1200

Size:2.11 MB

Location:FORT CARSON, CO, USGlobe

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