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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Dec 4, 2007

BAWFAL, BANGLEDESH- 071204- Citizens of Bawfal, Bangladesh watch gratefully as Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit deliver food rations to them . The USS Tarawa and the embarked 11th MEU (SOC) are conducting Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief efforts in response to the Government of Bangladesh's request for assistance after Tropical Cyclone Sidr struck their southern coast Nov. 15. The storm killed over 3,000 people and has left several hundred thousand homeless. The Department of Defense effort is part of a larger United States response coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development. Photo by Sgt. Bryson K. Jones)(Released)

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