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Marne soldiers realize a fallen Marine’s dream to educate Afghans

U.S. Marine Capt. Matthew Freeman, a marine pilot volunteered for a ground unit mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom made the ultimate sacrifice shortly after arriving in theater in August 2009. Capt. Freeman’s legacy now lives on through the Captain Matthew Freeman project, a non-profit organization that collects pens, pencils and paper to distribute in war-torn countries. (curtsey photo)

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This work, Marne soldiers realize a fallen Marine’s dream to educate Afghans [Image 6 of 6], by 1LT Vanessa Macekura, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.31.2009

Date Posted:03.27.2013 11:10

Photo ID:895956



Size:2.73 MB

Location:KABUL, AFGlobe

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