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4th CEB Sapper Course 2013

Cpl. Benjamin Brannon, a combat engineer with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion and a student in the Sapper Leadership Course, connects wires to explosives during rehearsal for a demolition range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, July 22, 2013. The method of connection, called “Western Union Pigtail Splice,” was one of many ways to prepare a charge the students of the Sapper course learned. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Marcin Platek/Released)



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This work, 4th CEB Sapper Course 2013 [Image 4 of 5], by Cpl Marcin Platek, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.22.2013

Date Posted:08.08.2013 17:57

Photo ID:991547

VIRIN:130722-M-QX735-360

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:1.29 MB

Location:CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

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