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Marines, guardsmen bid farewell to conclude Exercise Valiant Mark

Lieutenant Colonel Jason Perry, the commanding officer of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, gives Lt. Col. Fredie Tan, the commanding officer of 3rd Battalion Singapore Guards, the Marine battalionÕs plaque during the closing ceremony for Exercise Valiant Mark here, Dec. 14 2012. Perry, a 43-year-old native of Flat Rock, N.C., said throughout the three weeks of partnered training his Marines and the guardsmen became close friends. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Corey Dabney.)



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This work, Marines, guardsmen bid farewell to conclude Exercise Valiant Mark [Image 2 of 3], by Cpl Corey Dabney, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.14.2012

Date Posted:12.17.2012 17:31

Photo ID:803109

VIRIN:121214-M-HQ478-077

Resolution:5184x3456

Size:6.18 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDELTON, CA, US

Hometown:SINGAPORE, SG

Hometown:FLAT ROCK, NC, US

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