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Monday, December 1, 2003

Garcia deployed with Marine unit

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Robert L. Garcia, a 2001 graduate of Pecos High School, is currently on deployment while assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), home based in Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Members of Garcia's unit recently completed operations in Iraq. The MEU conducted more than 300 patrols in Southern Iraq including 50 by the MEU's boat company. Garcia's unit also trained local police in the setup of security checkpoints, confiscated weapons and destroyed more than 2,000 rounds of ordnance, much of which was found near villages and playgrounds.

Garcia's unit is an expeditionary intervention force with the ability to rapidly organize for combat operations in virtually any environment. MEUs are composed of more than 2,000 personnel and are divided into an infantry battalion, aircraft squadron, support group and command element. With this combination, Garcia's unit supplies and sustains itself for either quick mission accomplishment or clearing the way for follow-on forces.

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