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Dedicated Marine, family man honored in Helmand

Sergeants Earl Roost and Ryan Vanarsdall, motor transportation operators with Georgian Liaison Team, 32nd Georgian Light Infantry Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 7, salute during a memorial ceremony for Staff Sgt. Jonathan Davis, Mar. 2. “It is important to acknowledge that Staff Sgt. Davis has provided us with the greatest gift of his leadership. He took the ownership of training Sgt. Roost and Sgt. Vanarsdall to take the lead in his absence,” said Maj. Rudy Salcido, the commanding officer of the GLT. “The fight goes on just like Staff Sergeant Davis would have wanted it.”

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This work, Dedicated Marine, family man honored in Helmand [Image 1 of 3], by Sgt Ned Johnson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.02.2013

Date Posted:03.04.2013 08:40

Photo ID:878909



Size:1.14 MB

Location:SHIR GHAZAY, AFGlobe

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