Sep 28, 2006

Cpl. Brian A. McCourt, a heavy-equipment mechanic and contact noncommissioned officer with 2nd Platoon, Maintenance Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 5-2, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), stands on a forklift platform to repair the boom cylinder on the arm of a 25-ton crane. McCourt, a 23-year-old from Pinellas Park, Fla., extended to serve a third deployment in Iraq and offers ?a wealth of knowledge to the platoon,? said Gunnery Sgt. Joseph P. Schaff, staff noncommissioned officer in charge and utilities chief for 2nd Platoon. Combat Logistics Battalion 5-2 is made of Marines and sailors from 56 separate battalions ? active and reserve ? representing each of the three Marine Expeditionary Forces and Marine Forces Reserve.

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