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In anticipation of war with Iraq, Sergeant (SGT) Marcus F. Earl, left, the wire chief for Sierra Battery, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 2/1, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) and Corporal (CPL) Travis S. Geisler, a Cannonneer with Sierra Battery (BLT) 2/1, 15th MEU (SOC) screw fuses onto the top of 155mm howitzer rounds in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

In anticipation of war with Iraq, Sergeant (SGT) Marcus F. Earl, left, the wire chief for Sierra Battery, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 2/1, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) and Corporal (CPL) Travis S. Geisler, a Cannonneer with Sierra Battery (BLT) 2/1, 15th MEU (SOC) screw fuses onto the top of 155mm howitzer rounds in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

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Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM

Base: Bubyan Island

Country: Kuwait (KWT)

Scene Major Command Shown: 15th MEU (SOC)

Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Matthew J. Decker, 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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20/03/2003
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The U.S. National Archives
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