6th Marine Regiment Is Off To Fight In Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Here's the release given to WITN by the military:

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - The headquarters of the 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, will begin deploying January 5 as part of a scheduled rotation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Once in Iraq this unit will make up the headquarters of Regimental Combat Team-6, Multi National Force - West, which will support Iraqi civil and military authorities.

This will be the regiment's second deployment as a headquarters unit in support of OIF and will be their third in the Global War on Terrorism. The first tour included a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan in 2004.

The regiment is commanded by Col. Matthew A. Lopez and will be headquartered at Camp Ramadi in Al Anbar province.

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  • by Marine wife Location: Camp Lejeune on Jan 11, 2009 at 12:56 PM
    Those who are cowards can always throw stones, but never be like the man that gives you the very freedom to act like that. May they all come home safely and my thoughts to their families and loved ones. Semper Fi!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 8, 2009 at 11:10 PM
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    You should feel much safer and you should feel thankful not only to all the men that left last night but to the families that stood out there in the cold waiting to say goodbye to the ones they love and then came home in the early morning hours to cold empty houses.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 4, 2009 at 05:23 PM
    Anonymous, Your are exactly right! YOU WILL! If there is anything I can't stand is ingratitude to the very people that provide you the safety you enjoy!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2009 at 04:13 PM
    I'm sure we will sleep safer tonite knowing this.

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