Marines Prepare for Deployment - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

02/10/04

Marines Prepare for Deployment

As the fight against terrorism continues, about 700 Marines and sailors from the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort are getting ready to deploy to Iraq. Today, Marines from MWSS 273 spent some time with family, friends and fellow Marines with a picnic.

They'll be deploying any day now. For many this will be there first trip to Operation Iraqi Freedom, but for others a return trip. They'll be replacing Army soldiers who have been in western Iraq for the past year.

These Marines hope to be back in September.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com

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