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    Marine Engineers Construct Major Fortifications in Helmand's Hostile Territory [Image 4 of 8]

    Marine Engineers Construct Major Fortifications in Helmand's Hostile Territory

    HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN

    08.17.2009

    Photo by Sgt. Scott Whittington 

    Regimental Combat Team 3

    A 73,000 pound combat excavator sank about eight feet in the mud after hitting the water table as it was building a berm around the future site of Patrol Base Khanjar, Aug. 17. It took Marines several hours to free the mechanical giant from the spongy muck.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 08.17.2009
    Date Posted: 08.21.2009 02:21
    Photo ID: 197041
    VIRIN: 090817-M-#####-166
    Resolution: 3504x2336
    Size: 1013.78 KB
    Location: HELMAND PROVINCE, AF 

    Web Views: 669
    Downloads: 83

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