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Jan 7, 2005

LAKE THARTHAR REGION, Iraq - Lance Cpl. Joseph Wheeler, a 20-year-old Squad Automatic Weapon gunner from Bumpass, Va. leans against his rucksack during some down time before leaving to search for insurgent weapons caches as part of Task Force Hard. The Task Force primarily involved Marines with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, who searched the region as part of Operation Khandjar (Iraqi for dagger), June 17 through 22. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stephen D'Alessio (RELEASED)

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