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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Jan 14, 2005

Men and children from the village of Qadisiyah, in the Najaf providence of Iraq head home after receiving bags filled with food, water, blankets, toys, sporting equipment and lots of candy during a humanitarian assistance operation (HAO) carried out by the Marines and Sailors of MSSG-11, at a schoolhouse Jan. 14, 2005. MSSG-11 has conducted nine humanitarian assistance operation to date and this has been the largest with 1,105 Iraqis citizens showing up and receiving food, water, blankets, toys and sporting equipment. Medical and dental staff was also available and treated over 150 Iraqi citizens. Official USMC photo by: GySgt Robert K. Blankenship

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