Oct 4, 2008

Cpl. Dennis D. Merritt, a small-arms technician with Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5, adjusts a traversing and elevation mechanism for a M240E1 machinegun at Camp Korean Village, Iraq, Oct. 4. Armorers are responsible for repairing, maintaining and improving everything from pistols to rifles to grenade launchers with meticulous care.::r::::n::

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