Change Of Command At Wounded Warrior East Battalion

The Marine Corps only East coast Wounded Warrior Battalion is getting a new commander.

Lieutenant Colonel George Benson took command of Wounded Warrior Battalion-East from Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Siebenthal Friday at Camp Lejeune.

Benson recently returned from a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

The battalion was established in 2007 and was created to assist wounded, ill, and injured Marines and Sailors through the recovery process.

Lieutenant Colonel Siebenthal plans to retire.

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