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Firing the cannon

GySgt. Joseph Smith fires the 2A18 122-mm Soviet howitzer during the night at Combat Outpost Passerlay Feb. 11. Smith was advising members of the 4th Kandak as they fired luminary rounds to provide support to the ground elements during a two-day clearing operation in Trek Nawa. As a sign of respect, the ANA soldiers allowed Smith to fire the last round of the operation. (Photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough)



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This work, Firing the cannon [Image 3 of 14], by Sgt Bobby Yarbrough, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.11.2013

Date Posted:02.14.2013 04:04

Photo ID:865854

VIRIN:130211-M-DE426-006

Resolution:4043x3120

Size:774.41 KB

Location:TREK NAWA, AFGHANISTAN, AF

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