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USS Essex action

Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Grubbs, engineman, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 1, directs Landing Craft Utility 1634 as it brings sailors and Marines ashore to help with continuing disaster relief efforts. Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and sailors assigned to the Essex Amphibious Ready Group are at Oshima Island to help clear a harbor and assist with cleaning debris from roads and a local school in support of Operation Tomodachi.



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This work, USS Essex action [Image 8 of 8], by PO2 Eva Marie Ramsaran, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.03.2011

Date Posted:04.05.2011 15:37

Photo ID:386549

VIRIN:110403-N-#####-047

Resolution:2520x1800

Size:473.2 KB

Location:OSHIMA, MIYAGI, JPGlobe

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