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Division gunner leaves legacy to follow

Major Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Joint Operations to ISAF joint command in Kabul, Afghanistan presents The Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medals to Chief Warrant Officer 5 Cannon Cargile during his retirement ceremony. “At the end of the day it’s not how many ribbons you have or the rank at which you retire, it’s who you have touched and how you have touched them,” said Nicholson. “Cannon, your impact will be felt for a generation. I wish there was a bumper sticker that said ‘I rode with Cannon.’”

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This work, Division gunner leaves legacy to follow [Image 3 of 4], by Sgt Jeff Drew, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.15.2013

Date Posted:02.25.2013 14:07

Photo ID:873713



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