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    Belleau Wood Marines conduct historic transfer of authority in Helmand province [Image 11 of 11]

    Belleau Wood Marines conduct historic transfer of authority in Helmand province

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM I, AFGHANISTAN

    07.05.2012

    Photo by Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez 

    Regimental Combat Team-5, 1st Marine Division

    A U.S. Marine color guard composed of Marines with Regimental Combat Teams 5 and 6, await the beginning of a transfer of authority ceremony here, July 5, 2012. Since their activation in 1917, 5th and 6th Marine Regiments have courageously fought for America, most notably in World War I when they fought side-by-side in the bloody Battle of Belleau Wood.In December 2011, Regimental Combat Team 6 arrived in northern Helmand province to support Operation Enduring Freedom, joining RCT-5 on the same battlefield for the first time in 94 years. This historic partnership is now coming to a close. Colonel Roger B. Turner Jr. and Sgt. Maj. Alberto Ruiz, the commanding officer and sergeant major of RCT-5, cased the colors of “Fighting Fifth” and transferred authority of their area of operations to Col. John R. Shafer and Sgt. Maj. Jamie Deets, the commanding officer and sergeant major of RCT-6 here, July 5.

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    Date Taken: 07.05.2012
    Date Posted: 07.06.2012 08:31
    Photo ID: 619205
    VIRIN: 120705-M-PH863-005
    Resolution: 5616x3744
    Size: 9.15 MB
    Location: FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM I, AF

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