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1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion

Marines of 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance battalion recently conducted Operation Steel Dawn II in Barham Chah. Steel Dawn II was a clearing operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan.



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Date Taken:10.30.2010

Date Posted:11.03.2010 03:49

Photo ID:336192

VIRIN:101030-M-#####-152

Resolution:4080x2720

Size:3.92 MB

Location:HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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  • Sgt. Alex Cabreal, wrecker operator, Motor Transport Company B, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), checks the connections between his wrecker and a fuel truck before towing the truck across the Helmand River during Operation Steel Dawn II in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 1. During the operation, the wrecker crew’s mission was to keep the combat logistics patrol rolling by fixing or towing immobilized vehicles, whether due to rough terrain or mechanical issues. This is Cabreal’s second deployment as a wrecker operator.
  • Sgt. Alex Cabreal, wrecker operator, and Lance Cpl. Anthony R. Henriquez, a motor transport mechanic, both attached to Motor Transport Company B, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), double check their load before they continue on a convoy during Operation Steel Dawn II in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 1. During the operation, the wrecker crew’s mission was to keep the combat logistics patrol rolling by fixing or towing immobilized vehicles, whether due to rough terrain or mechanical issues.
  • Lt. Col. Scott D. Leonard, commanding officer of 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Forward) addressing the Marines taking part in Operation Steel Dawn, Oct. 25. The operation was in effort to strengthen the security of Helmand province.
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