Pic of the Day – Picking Up A Royal Marine

NORTH MINCH (Oct. 10, 2011) A Royal Navy HM MK 1 Merlin helicopter picks up a Royal Marine with a winch from the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51). Arleigh Burke is deployed participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011-2, which serves as a certifying event for ships deploying with coalition forces in future operations. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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