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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Dec 4, 2007

BARISAL, Bangladesh (Dec. 4, 2007) ? A Bangladeshi man cuts grass encroaching onto the runway at Barisal Airport during a helicopter landing zone survey mission conducted by Marines from 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, during a humanitarian assistance and relief operation in Bangladesh. The recon Marines from ?Alpha One? as it is known in the Recon community, are part of the 1st Marine Division but are currently attached to Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), Camp Pendleton, Calif. The 11th MEU (SOC) is on a deployment through the Western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf region. Perryman is from Illinois and Larson, is from Tieton, Wash.

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