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Machine-Gunner Waiting for Mission by NWakefield661 Machine-Gunner Waiting for Mission by NWakefield661
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-08-05
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Moe-Is-We Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My dad is being a jerk and taking advantage of the fact that I left myself logged on - and posting this as if he were me! (He's assuming that I'll read this and learn something about my family.)
Dad's stepfather was a United States Marine. Being the smallest man in his company, he was assigned to carry the predecessor of the SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) which is pictured above. The BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) and its accompanying ammunition package were heavy, but they were given to the smallest Marines because they were the smallest targets.
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Haha. Not being a jerk at all! The gun in the picture is a M-240B, but I had the SAW and it was a bitch to carry (and I'm a fairy big guy). My grandfather fought in WWII and he said the BAR's were so heavy that a lot of guys would just try to ditch them and take Garands. That's interesting with the smallest Marines! Thank you for your comment (both of you) and check out more pictures of Afghanistan and others on my gallery! Have an awesome day!
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Carolina-Hearts Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the lighting and shadows in this picture, it really puts things into perspective. I especially like how the light is shining on his face, while most of his body is in the dark.
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yoU!
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WarriorofHeaven Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His camo reminds me of old-isue DCU uni's. Is it DCU or am I overthinking it and he's really wearing MultiCam ACU's? Nice shot btw, and congrats on the DD!
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. And yeah we wore DCU's. They were just changing over when I was getting out.
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WarriorofHeaven Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting! Thanks for the explanation :)
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, and check out more photos on my gallery!  Thank you again!
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ShonaliKapoor Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Valleymorrow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My brother is in the army and is in Afghanistan right now. This picture brought tears to my eyes. Thank you. 
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much and my prayers are with him and I hope everyone gets back as soon as possible.
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Valleymorrow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the prayers. Every little bit helps 
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Overture-1928 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Photographer
Amazing how powerful a simple image can be. Fantastic shot, I love this.
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! check out much more on my gallery!
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I like this! Great shot!
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! There are much more (better) ones on  my gallery! Have a great day!
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
My pleasure!
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation :huggle:
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :aww:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing capture!
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate it thank you! Check out  more on my gallery!
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mea00 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice :) Congrats on the DD
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a trillion :)
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
nice work good light.
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot I appreciate it!
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battousai58 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
looks like 29 palms
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Afghanistan
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battousai58 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
You back home yet or still over there? Bless you for what youve done and what you do.
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I served with the 25th Infantry Division from March 2004-05, got out about a year later. I appreciate that very much! Be sure to check out my gallery for a lot more pics during my time there. I only wish I could have taken more! Have a great day/night!
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battousai58 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Anytime man, I was supposed to go this year but they canceled my deployment. Ive got a lot of respect for anyone who has been there.
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'm glad they canceled your deployment. Your range is waiting for you somewhere in the future. Afghanistan is a very sad place. I feel very bad for the women and the children. The men were loathsome. All a deployed soldier there is is a target, a bag of American blood, and that treasure is worth nothing that exists there. Thank you for your service dudeman. What are you in?
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battousai58 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Im a Navy corpsmen. I didnt wanna go for glory, more of a duty thing.
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
in retrospect i always wanted to be a medic. i went infantry. everyone loves medics and you can use it or expand upon it as a career after you get out. thanks again dude!
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Kaslito Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great lighting! :clap:
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank YOU! You too!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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