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Soldier defeats the odds to become USARJ Soldier of the Year

Spc. Mara E. Snowman, a euphonium player with the United States Army Japan Band, shares a photo with her grandmother, Jilbert. The Cleveland, Tenn. native was selected as the United States Army Japan Soldier of the Year. During the competition, Snowman was alerted of Jilbert's death and used the event to propel her to victory.



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This work, Soldier defeats the odds to become USARJ Soldier of the Year [Image 4 of 4], by SFC Howard Reed, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.30.2013

Date Posted:04.30.2013 19:55

Photo ID:918883

VIRIN:130501-A-TY664-001

Resolution:717x892

Size:122.57 KB

Location:OKINAWA, JP

Hometown:CLEVELAND, TN, US

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