U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan B. Busse/Released 060914-m-5585b-004.jpg
Jan 14, 2006
Lieutenant Gen. James N. Mattis, Commanding General, U.S. Marine Forces Central Command and I Marine Expeditionary Force, visits with a Marine at Camp Taqaddum?s Shock and Surgical Trauma Platoon facility. Mattis recently toured several locations throughout Iraq, his first trip to the country since assuming command of I MEF in August. After visiting the medical facility, Mattis ate lunch with a small group of Marines and sailors. ?It?s definitely been the highlight of this deployment,? said Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Luis E. Sanchezcarranza, a hospital corpsman augmented to 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Platoon, 1st EOD Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Fwd). ?I can?t really put into words how honored I feel right now.?
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