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    3/7 Welcomes Alpha Company Resupply, Recovery to Hilltop Security Position

    3/7 Welcomes Alpha Company Resupply, Recovery to Hilltop Security Position

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Justin Shemanski | (From left to right) Lance Cpls. David Lee, Matthew Young, Brian Conom and Harvey...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Justin Shemanski 

    1st Marine Logistics Group

    CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – After days in the field and dwindling supplies, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, welcomed the rumbling of more than a dozen gear and food laden tactical vehicles from CLB-6 headed toward their hilltop security position, May 22.

    In addition to items of subsistence, the Marines of Alpha Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 6, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), provided vehicle recovery assistance for several trucks and mine rollers downed by improvised explosive devices.

    “We brought out everything these guys need to live on for the next four or five days,” said Gunnery Sgt. Mario Locklear, motor transportation operations chief for Alpha Company, CLB-6, 1st MLG (Fwd).

    This also included 4,800 gallons of fuel.

    “Less than 24 hours prior to stepping off we had to make a few adjustments, add a few vehicles to support their request to pick up a few more downed vehicles, but it was nothing these guys couldn’t handle,” said Locklear. “My guys have a lot of experience under their belt out here, so they knew what they needed to do.”

    No sooner had the Marines of the “Red Cloud Battalion” stopped their trucks than the unloading and off loading of gear and supplies began aboard the occupied area no larger than a couple of football fields laid side by side.

    The Marines of 3/7 were in the midst of making their way back to Forward Operating Base Delaram, after canvassing the area in and around the Musa Qal’eh River Valley for several weeks. Self proclaimed nomads; the infantrymen welcomed the sight of trucks loaded with items to keep them going a bit longer.

    “We’ve moved around quite a bit; we’ve only been here for a day, so we typically only have enough food and water to keep us going to the next position,” said Lance Cpl. Harvey Calderon, an infantryman with Lima Company, 3/7. “It’s always nice to have this type of stuff show up.”



    Date Taken: 05.22.2010
    Date Posted: 06.22.2010 02:30
    Story ID: 51764

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