Images: War of 1812: New Orleans [Image 276 of 303]
Equipment Operator 3rd Class Christopher Rawls guides an excavator during the construction of a bioswale, Monday, April 16, 2012, in New Orleans. Mitchell is from St. Louis and attached to Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 133 in Gulfport, Miss. The War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration in New Orleans is part of a series of city visits by the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Operation Sail beginning in April 2012 and concluding in 2015. New Orleans is the first and the last city visit in the series.