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'Every Marine a rifleman,' some push for machine-gunner

Lance Cpl. Xavier Louis (left) and Cpl. Juan Quijadamadrio, supply warehouse clerks serving with Marine Air Support Squadron, dissemble the Mk-19 grenade launcher during the non-infantry machine gunner's course at 1st Marine Division Schools here, Jan. 9, 2013. This portion of the training gave the Marines time to learn the components of the weapon systems. (Official United States Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Corey Dabney.)



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This work, 'Every Marine a rifleman,' some push for machine-gunner [Image 1 of 6], by Cpl Corey Dabney, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.07.2013

Date Posted:01.11.2013 20:10

Photo ID:812920

VIRIN:130109-M-HQ478-010

Resolution:5184x3456

Size:7.19 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDELTON, CA, US

Hometown:LOS ANGELES, CA, US

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