Jan 12, 2005

CAMP RIPPER, AL ASAD, Iraq (August 12, 2005)- Seaman Hipolito V. Avitia, 21, a corpsman with Regimental Combat Team-2 from Albuquerque is on his second deployment in Iraq and has noticed a change in the way the insurgents fight Coalition Forces, by using improvised explosive devices and mines. The 2000 Rio Grande High School graduate has six months left on this deployment. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel (RELEASED)

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