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    Alpha Company, the original Marine Raiders

    Alpha Company, the original Marine Raiders

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    04.17.2019

    Courtesy Photo

    31st Marine Expeditionary Unit       

    Marines with the 1st and 2nd Marine Raider Battalions, the forerunners to the Raiders of Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, conduct an amphibious assault on New Britain during World War II. Alpha Company Marines are the small boat raid specialists for BLT 1/4, the Ground Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official Marine Corps photo by Marine Special Operations Command/Released)

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 04.17.2019
    Date Posted: 05.30.2019 01:53
    Photo ID: 5275164
    VIRIN: 190417-M-ZZ999-002
    Resolution: 640x434
    Size: 140.68 KB
    Location: PG

    Web Views: 243
    Downloads: 10

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