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    Illinois native bridges language, cultural barriers through Trek Nawa [Image 4 of 5]

    Illinois native bridges language, cultural barriers through Trek Nawa

    PATROL BASE DETROIT, AFGHANISTAN

    08.24.2012

    Photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo 

    Regional Command Southwest

    Lance Cpl. Nathan Pontious, rifleman, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6, is currently deployed to Trek Nawa, an area between the Marjah and Nawa districts. Pontious learned Pashtu at a language school. He graduated third out of more than 200 students. He said he enjoys being able to talk to and calm local Afghans when patrolling through Afghanistan.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 08.24.2012
    Date Posted: 09.03.2012 06:15
    Photo ID: 657098
    VIRIN: 120824-M-PC317-008
    Resolution: 2304x3456
    Size: 2.09 MB
    Location: PATROL BASE DETROIT, AF

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