Marines in Baghdad (Photo Essay)

20 Apr 2003 | Sgt. Joseph R. Chenelly

First Marine Division and other elements of I Marine Expeditionary Force secured the eastern sector of Baghdad less than three weeks into Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Marines established command posts in various locations throughout the capital city. They patrolled the streets and guarded various facilities.

The following photos were taken before the Marines turned Baghdad over to the U.S. Army April 20.