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Sends a greeting to his kids for Month of the Military Child.

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This work, Sgt. 1st Class Fullard, by SGT Abigail Waldrop, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.8.2010

Date Posted:04.8.2010 9:10AM


Video ID:82721




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