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US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Mark Miller, Team Leader, Weapons Platoon, India Company (I CO), Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1ST Marines (BLT 3/1), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)), stands his security post aboard Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS COLE (DDG 67) as it is towed to sea. LCPL Miller is armed with a 5.56 mm M16A2 rile. The wounded COLE will rendezvous with the Motor Vessel (MV) BLUE MARLIN for transport to its homeport in Norfolk, Virginia (VA), during Operation DETERMINED RESPONSE

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Mark Miller, Team Leader, Weapons Platoon, India Company (I CO), Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1ST Marines (BLT 3/1), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)), stands his security post aboard Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS COLE (DDG 67) as it is towed to sea. LCPL Miller is armed with a 5.56 mm M16A2 rile. The wounded COLE will rendezvous with the Motor Vessel (MV) BLUE MARLIN for transport to its homeport in Norfolk, Virginia (VA), during Operation DETERMINED RESPONSE

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Base: USS Cole (DDG 67)

Scene Camera Operator: CPL Branden P. O'Brien, USMC

Release Status: Released to Public
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The United States Marine Corps traces its roots to the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War, formed by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on 10 November 1775. That date is celebrated as the Marine Corps's birthday. Throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries, Marine detachments served aboard Navy cruisers, battleships, and aircraft carriers. About 600,000 Americans served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II, performed a central role in the Pacific War. The Pacific theatre battles saw fierce fighting between Marines and the Imperial Japanese Army. The Battle of Iwo Jima was arguably the most famous Marine engagement of the war with high losses of 26,000 American casualties and 22,000 Japanese. By the end of WWII, the Corps expanded totaling about 485,000 Marines. Nearly 87,000 Marines were casualties during World War II (including nearly 20,000 killed), and 82 were awarded the Medal of Honor. The Korean War saw the Corps expand from 75,000 regulars to a force of 261,000 Marines, mostly reservists. 30,544 Marines were killed or wounded during the war. During Vietnam War Marines evacuated Saigon. Vietnam was the longest war for Marines. By its end, 13,091 had been killed in action, 51,392 had been wounded. Marines participated in the failed 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt, the invasion of Grenada, the invasion of Panama. On 23 October 1983, the Marine headquarters building in Beirut, Lebanon, was bombed, causing the highest peacetime losses to the Corps in its history. 220 Marines and 21 other service members were killed. Marines liberated Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War, participated in combat operations in Somalia (1992–1995), and took part in the evacuation of American citizens from the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania. Following the attacks on 11 September 2001, Marine Corps, alongside the other military services, has engaged in global operations around the world in support of War on Terror. Marines were among first sent to Afghanistan in November 2001. Since then, Marine battalions and squadrons have been engaging Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces. U.S. Marines also served in the Iraq War.

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US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Mark Miller, Team Leader, Weapons Platoon, India Company (I CO), Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1ST Marines (BLT 3/1), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)), stands his security post aboard Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS COLE (DDG 67) as it is towed to sea. LCPL Miller is armed with a 5.56 mm M16A2 rile. The wounded COLE will rendezvous with the Motor Vessel (MV) BLUE MARLIN for transport to its homeport in Norfolk, Virginia (VA), during Operation DETERMINED RESPONSE

Marines with a Bazooka and a Protecting Machine Gun set up a Security Post Against Possible Tank Counter-Attack

An US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN deployed to the 363rd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron (ASFS), rests while traveling to his security post in a forward-deployed location, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

STAFF Sergeant Thomas E. Dougherty, Squad Leader, 1ST Platoon, 1ST Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment makes his rounds during a spot check on the security post at a forward operating base in the Operation ENDURING FREEDOM area. In the background an armed M1043 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and crew standby

An unidentified US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine assigned to Bravo/Company, 1ST Battalion, 3rd Marines mans a security post in Fallujah, Iraq, during Operation Phantom Fury

Two Marines man a security post on the roof of the US Embassy. The Marine at right is armed with an M16A2 rifle; the Marine at left is leaning on an AT4 light anti-armor weapon covered with a poncho. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), were sent to augment security at the embassy as part of Operation SHARP EDGE

March 15, 2007, Three Iraqi Soldiers pose for a photograph at the base of their security post. The Iraqi Soldiers observe the shores of the Euphrates river at Camp Habbaniyah from their Iraqi Army Security Post. The Iraqi Army is in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. Anbar province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Michael Kropiewnicki) (Released)

Marines from Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, leave the military police barracks at Cap Haitien after maintaining a security post for the last three days during Operation Uphold Democracy

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