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Lucky Number Seven: Marine ‘Gunner’ reflects on combat deployments

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment patrol through Sangin District during their deployment to Helmand province, Afghanistan in 2010. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew Carpenter, the infantry weapons officer, “Gunner,” with Regimental Combat Team 7, joined the Marine Corps in 1989 and has deployed thirteen times including five times to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan.



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This work, Lucky Number Seven: Marine ‘Gunner’ reflects on combat deployments [Image 4 of 4], by Sgt Ned Johnson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.03.2010

Date Posted:07.31.2013 23:33

Photo ID:985834

VIRIN:100803-M-IV927-099

Resolution:528x792

Size:315.3 KB

Location:SANGIN, AFGlobe

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