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M249 Light Machine Gun: Endangered species for Marines in Afghanistan

Cpl. Eric Bobst, an Infantry Automatic Rifleman with personal security detachment, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 7, fires his IAR at a close-quarters range at Forward Operating Base Sabit Qadam, Oct. 22. The IAR is replacing the M249 Light Machine Gun as the automatic weapon organic to the infantry squad.



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This work, M249 Light Machine Gun: Endangered species for Marines in Afghanistan, by Sgt James Mercure, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.25.2012

Date Posted:11.12.2012 01:36

Photo ID:781069

VIRIN:121025-M-ZM862-710

Resolution:2190x1460

Size:1.58 MB

Location:SANGIN, AFGlobe

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