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1st Sgt. Marty W. Fenton, Company L First Sergeant, salutes as Iraqi Soldier from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army helps raise the Iraqi Flag during the official turn over Forward Operating Base Snake Pit in Ar Ramadi July 31.  Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment handed over control of FOB Snake Pit and surrounding battlespace to the Iraqi Army during a Transfer of Authority ceremony. 3/8 is currently deployed with I MEF (FWD) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq (MNF-W) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through demographic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction.   USMC photo by Cpl. Joseph DiGirolamo  060731-M-0008D-010
060731-m-0008d-010.jpg Photo By: Cpl. Joseph Digirolamo

Jul 31, 2006
1st Sgt. Marty W. Fenton, Company L First Sergeant, salutes as Iraqi Soldier from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army helps raise the Iraqi Flag during the official turn over Forward Operating Base Snake Pit in Ar Ramadi July 31. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment handed over control of FOB Snake Pit and surrounding battlespace to the Iraqi Army during a Transfer of Authority ceremony. 3/8 is currently deployed with I MEF (FWD) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq (MNF-W) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through demographic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. USMC photo by Cpl. Joseph DiGirolamo 060731-M-0008D-010


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