Apr 24, 2012

(From left to right) Lance Cpl. Thomas Curley, gunner and Long Island, N.Y., native; Staff Sgt. Peryck Smith, tank commander and Jacksonville, Fla., native; Cpl. Rodrigo Bustamante, tank driver from Miami; and Lance Cpl. James Sorensen, a loader from Wall, S.D.; stand on top of their tank. The crew for Blue 4, the fourth M1A1 Abrams Tank in 3rd Platoon, Company A, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, had just finished up the morning portion of their company Gunnery Qualifications event April 24, in which they ran a track with targets and stations to demonstrate their proficiency with the tank during the timed event.

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