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Marines near completion of successful deployment in Marjah district

Des Plaines, Ill., native Cpl. Jeffery Rice, a squad leader with 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, enjoys a lighter moment during a security patrol. Rice, who participated in 2010’s Operation Moshtarak, said he has noticed tremendous improvements in the security and development of Marjah district since the operation's completion.



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This work, Marines near completion of successful deployment in Marjah district [Image 3 of 5], by Cpl Tommy Bellegarde, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.15.2011

Date Posted:12.15.2011 01:20

Photo ID:499511

VIRIN:111119-M-YI942-900

Resolution:4410x3199

Size:6.25 MB

Location:BADULA QULP, AFGlobe

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  • Des Plaines, Ill., native, Cpl. Jeffery Rice, a squad leader with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, leads his squad on a security patrol through a rural area.  The 21-year-old is currently serving on his second deployment to Marjah district, Helmand province, after pushing into Marjah proper on his first deployment with 1/6 during Operation Moshtarak in February 2010.  The company is currently attached to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment.
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