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A US Marine Corps (USMC) MK-23 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTRV) cargo truck equipped with a Mark 19 Mod 3, 40mm grenade machine gun mounted on top, is used to tow a M198 155mm towed howitzer, as Marines assigned to Battery/F, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC), move out in a convoy of vehicles headed to an allied position in Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) MK-23 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTRV) cargo truck equipped with a Mark 19 Mod 3, 40mm grenade machine gun mounted on top, is used to tow a M198 155mm towed howitzer, as Marines assigned to Battery/F, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC), move out in a convoy of vehicles headed to an allied position in Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

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Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM

Country: Iraq (IRQ)

Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bryan Reed, USMC

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Iraq War aka Operation IRAQI FREEDOM was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, under the code-name "Operation Iraqi Freedom". 248,000 soldiers from the United States, 45,000 British soldiers, 2,000 Australian soldiers and 194 Polish soldiers from Special Forces unit GROM sent to Kuwait for the invasion. The invasion force was also supported by Iraqi Kurdish militia troops, estimated to number upwards of 70,000.

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31/03/2003
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