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Tuskers pave way for Iraqi route clearance

1st Lt. Matt Miller, a platoon leader with Company E, 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, attached to the 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, provides training material for react-to-contact training to Iraqi national policemen from the 3rd Battalion, 1st National Police Brigade (Mechanized) May 30 at a combat outpost in the Rashid District of southern Baghdad. Miller, a native of Tallahassee, Fla., and the Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Co. E, "Beast" Company, conduct route-clearance missions daily throughout the Rashid district of Baghdad.



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This work, Tuskers pave way for Iraqi route clearance [Image 2 of 3], by SGT David Hodge, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.30.2008

Date Posted:06.06.2008 01:59

Photo ID:92892

VIRIN:080606-A-#####-002

Resolution:1750x1192

Size:1.48 MB

Location:BAGHDAD, IQGlobe

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