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“Hard-working” Marine volunteers, helps kids

Corporal James Carter, an administrative specialist with Regimental Combat Team 7, volunteers his time at Camp Pendleton, Calif., to share his experiences with the Eagle Young Marines, a group that teaches boys ages 8-18 about discipline and leadership through military values. "It’s great to see the discipline and knowledge begin to change (Eagle Young Marines’) lives,” Carter said. “I like knowing that I made a difference.”

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This work, “Hard-working” Marine volunteers, helps kids, by Sgt Ned Johnson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.27.2013

Date Posted:04.02.2013 01:01

Photo ID:898814



Size:1.45 MB


Hometown:UPLAND, CA, US

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Editor’s note: This photo is part of a series wherein every week we recognize an individual Marine or sailor with Regimental Combat Team 7. The Marines and sailors of RCT-7 are dedicated, disciplined and driven to accomplish the mission, and the Marine in this article has earned special recognition for standing out among these professionals. Be sure to check every week to see who will be honored as the latest Marine of the Week.

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