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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Mar 6, 2010

Lance Cpl. Robert H. Todacheene, a 25-year-old mortarman from Farmington, N.M., dusts a ceiling while volunteering at Sarakul Stadium here March 6. Service members aboard USS Rushmore cleaned and painted for the Phuket Athletic Club. The volunteers – service members with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group – spent the day fixing bent bed frames, cleaning rooms and painting beds and lockers. The stadium offers boys an alternative to growing up in Phuket neighborhoods where drugs and crime affect many young people.

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