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      United States Marines Corps Tribute "Hall of Fame"

    • Mary Kodet

      Marine Scout/Snipers: One Shot, One Kill. #USMarines #USMC #Marines

    • William McConkey

      HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Lance Cpls. Keith B. Lawson and Spence G. Press, scout snipers attached to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, work together to identify targets as Taliban fighters approached from Marjeh toward their position at the “Five Points” intersection Feb. 9. Lawson, 25, is from Reedly, Calif., and Press, 20, is from Newbury Park, Calif. photo by Sgt. Brian A. Tuthill)

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