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Purple Heart Award Ceremony

U.S. Marine Sgt. Timothy J. Comeau, Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action Feb. 23, 2011, in Afghanistan on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), Eilat, Israel, May 14, 2013. The 26th MEU is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of operations aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group. The 26th MEU operates continuously across the globe, providing the president and unified combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, sea-based quick reaction force. The MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Gunnery Sgt. Michael Kropiewnicki/26th MEU Combat Camera/Released)



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This work, Purple Heart Award Ceremony [Image 1 of 13], by WO Michael Kropiewnicki, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.14.2013

Date Posted:05.19.2013 10:21

Photo ID:935739

VIRIN:130514-M-ZC556-021

Resolution:3456x5184

Size:5.6 MB

Location:EILAT, IL

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