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Aug 8, 2007

A Hearst Master looks on as a Marine with Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion 8th Marine regiment, fast ropes out of a hovering CH-46E Sea Knight onto the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), August 8, 2007. BLT 3/8 is currently deployed as the Ground Combat Element of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC) led by Col. Doug Stilwell. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe) (Released)

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