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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Sep 7, 2011

CAMP PENDLETON - Company K mortarman Lance Cpl. Jorge J. Castro holds a 60mm mortar round during a live-fire exercise here Sept. 7. The rifle company, with its section of mortars, is one of three in Battalion Landing Team 3/1, the ground-combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The unit began a sea-based exercise Sept. 1 aboard amphibious ships, its second since becoming a complete Marine air-ground task force in May. Castro, 20, hails from San Benito, Texas.

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