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    Memorial mortar for fallen Marine begins long journey home [Image 5 of 5]

    Memorial mortar for fallen Marine begins long journey home

    CAMP DWYER, AFGHANISTAN

    06.23.2012

    Photo by Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez 

    Regimental Combat Team-5, 1st Marine Division

    A U.S. Marine with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment re-inks his signature on a mortar casing fired in memory of Sgt. Frank Zaehringer, a squad leader and native of Reno, Nev., who was killed in action in Marjah District, October 11, 2010. Zaehringer's platoon originally signed and fired the memorial illumination round the day Zaehringer fell. The Weapons Co. Marines searched for the shell casing for the rest of their deployment but had no luck finding it until the returned to Marjah in December 2011.An Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit with the battalion recovered the shell casing in February 2012, and returned it to Zaehringer's platoon. The Weapons Co. Marines plan to bring the shell casing home and present it to the fallen hero's family.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 06.23.2012
    Date Posted: 06.26.2012 03:52
    Photo ID: 612231
    VIRIN: 120623-M-PH863-002
    Resolution: 3000x2100
    Size: 1.44 MB
    Location: CAMP DWYER, AF 

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