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

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew Carpenter, the infantry weapons officer with Regimental Combat Team 7, has deployed 12 times including five to Iraq and two to Afghanistan. The Perry County, Penn., native has been promoted nine times in his 24 years in the Marine Corps and has received three medals with a combat valor distinguishing device.



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This work, Lucky Number Seven: Marine ‘Gunner’ reflects on combat deployments [Image 1 of 4], by Cpl Alejandro Pena, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.31.2013

Date Posted:08.01.2013 00:17

Photo ID:985891

VIRIN:130731-M-YH552-963

Resolution:1800x1200

Size:1.22 MB

Location:CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGlobe

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  • U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew T. Carpenter, the regimental gunner for Regimental Combat Team 7 demonstrates a shooting exercise to Marines assigned to Mobile Strike Force Team and Infantry Kandak 2, II Marine Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, while conducting live-fire training on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 2, 2013. Marines arriving in country undergo this training to ensure weapon handling proficiency and operational readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena/Released)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew T. Carpenter, the regimental gunner for Regimental Combat Team 7 demonstrates a shooting exercise to Marines assigned to Mobile Strike Force Team and Infantry Kandak 2, II Marine Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, while conducting live-fire training on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 2, 2013. Marines arriving in country undergo this training to ensure weapon handling proficiency and operational readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena/Released)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew T. Carpenter, right, Headquarters Company, Regimental Combat Team 7 (RCT-7), coaches a Marine while battle sight zeroing on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 17, 2012. Carpenter and the Marines of RCT-7 conducted a battlefield zero to ensure their weapons function properly. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena/Released)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew T. Carpenter, right, with Headquarters Company, Regimental Combat Team 7 (RCT-7), directs his Marines while battle sight zeroing on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 17, 2012. Carpenter and the Marines of RCT-7 conducted a battlefield zero to ensure their weapons function properly. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena/Released)

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