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    Belleau Wood Marines conduct historic transfer of authority in Helmand province [Image 8 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., the commanding officer Regimental Combat Team 5, shakes hands and gives the floor to Col. John R. Shafer, the commanding officer of RCT-6, after speaking 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. Turner and 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 Shafer and Sgt. Maj. Jamie Deets, the sergeant major of RCT-6 here, July 5.

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    Date Taken: 07.05.2012
    Date Posted: 07.06.2012 08:32
    Photo ID: 619214
    VIRIN: 120705-M-PH863-028
    Resolution: 5616x3744
    Size: 11.08 MB
    Location: FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM I, AF

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