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Sergeant Ricardo Ramirez, squad leader, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, plays on the Fighting Fifth’s football team here, Oct. 21, 2013, despite losing his hand during combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in early 2006. Available in High Definition.


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This work, One Marine’s Journey Overcoming Adversity, by Sgt Timothy Lenzo, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.24.2013

Date Posted:10.24.2013 11:00PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:304747

VIRIN:131023-M-PC317-001

Filename:DOD_100938025

Length:00:18:29

Location:US

Hometown:QUEBRADILLAS, PR

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