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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Dec 2, 2011

Capt. Matthew J. McGirr pins a Navy Achievement Medal to Lance Cpl. John S. Galloup aboard USS Makin Island here Dec. 2. McGirr, a Buffalo, N.Y., native and Galloup, a Traverse City, Mich., native, serve with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Units Battalion Landing Team 3/1. The unit embarked USS Makin Island, USS New Orleans and USS Pearl Harbor in San Diego Nov. 14 to begin a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East regions.

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