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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Nov 21, 2009

Tankers serving with Battalion Landing Team 2/4, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element, man an M1A1 Abrams driving through this uninhabited island Nov. 21. Tank commander Gunnery Sgt. Kian Adyani, left, from Anaheim, Calif., accompanied Lt. Col. Jim Hensien, Combat Logistics Battalion 11 commanding officer, right. In Adyani’s crew are Sgt. Kip Huhman of Taylor, Neb.; Cpl. R.V. Maggitt of Greenwood, Miss.; and Lance Cpl. Brandon Sharpe of Mobile, Ala. Ground and logistics combat elements of the 11th MEU landed Nov. 20 from the amphibious transport dock ship Cleveland and the amphibious dock landing ship Rushmore in the Persian Gulf. The tank detachment is from 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division.

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