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Electronics Technician 1st Class Edwin T. Benkin, right, receives the traditional black beret from Retired Capt. Bob Freed from the Mid Atlantic chapter of the Gamewardens.
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (June 24, 2011) Electronics Technician 1st Class Edwin T. Benkin, right, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1, receives the traditional black beret from Retired Capt. Bob Freed from the Mid Atlantic chapter of the Gamewardens. Gamewardens, famous for patrolling rivers in Vietnam, initiate one person from each Riverine squadron annually as honorary Gamewardens. The Riverine Force is a combat-arms force that performs point defense, fire support and interdiction operations along inland waterways to defeat enemies and support coalition forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Scott Solis)

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