Photo By Sgt. Jeffrey Anderson | Lt. Col. Michael A. Moore, the commanding officer for Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, the "Gunfighters," and Sgt. Maj. Douglas E. Berry, the Gunfighters sergeant major, prepare to uncase their squadrons colors, May 10. The Gunfighters assumed responsibilities from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, "Scarface."
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CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan — Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, "Scarface," transferred responsibilities as 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward)'s light attack aviation unit to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, the "Gunfighters," during a transfer of authority ceremony, May 10.
Lt. Col. Michael A. Moore, the Gunfighter's commanding officer, assumed command from Lt. Col. Michael J. Borgschulte, Scarface's commanding officer.
"We conducted 40 strikes, most in close combat," said Borgschulte. "We dished out, 16 hellfire [missiles], 25,000 50-caliber [rounds], 48,000 20-millimeter [rounds], 120,000 7.62 [millimeter rounds] – those are some impressive statistics."
Scarface will now return home to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after a year away from their families. As the Marines begin their trip home, the Gunfighters will continue support for I Marine Expeditionary Force's ground combat operations.
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