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    Belleau Wood Marines conduct historic transfer of authority in Helmand province [Image 2 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

    U.S. Marine Col. Roger B. Turner Jr. and Sgt. Maj. Alberto Ruiz, the commanding officer and sergeant major of Regimental Combat Team 5, and special guests, bow their heads in during 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.

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    Date Taken: 07.05.2012
    Date Posted: 07.06.2012 08:31
    Photo ID: 619206
    VIRIN: 120705-M-PH863-007
    Resolution: 4542x3028
    Size: 6.46 MB
    Location: FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM I, AF

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