More Marines from Camp Lejeune have arrived in Haiti, hoping to help the devastated country, and convince the Haitians that they come in peace.
One hundred thirty members of the Marine Air Ground Task Force were redirected to Haiti from their assignment to Africa. These Marines came ashore Wednesday near the Haitian village of Neply. They passed out food and set up temporary shelters.
Lt. Col. John Golden says their goal is to reach some of the remote areas of Haiti. "Geography is our biggest challenge right now. Hasn't really rained for a while and the ground is still pretty soupy. There are just places on this coastline that our vehicles can't get to and I know there's elderly who've been affected by this who can't necessarily get from a position in the higher ground, further out in the hinterland. That's why we are here. We are going to push out a little bit further."
President Barack Obama said in an interview he doesn't want America's relief efforts in Haiti to look like the U.S. is trying to take over.