Images: War of 1812: New Orleans [Image 36 of 57]
Photo by Cpl. Branningan Coleman
Nerritt Pecoraro, a native of New Orleans, aims a M40 Sniper Rifle during a static display tour aboard USS Wasp in New Orleans, April 21, 2012. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit is currently providing support to the commemoration of the Battle of New Orleans. Starting through April and continuing through 2015, the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and "The Star-Spangled Banner." The War of 1812 celebration with commemorate the rich Naval history and showcase the capabilities of today's Navy-Marine Corps team.