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US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare to fire an M 198 155mm howitzer at Umm Qasr, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. 2003. The 15th MEU is deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare to fire an M 198 155mm howitzer at Umm Qasr, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. 2003. The 15th MEU is deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

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Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM

Base: Umm Qasr

Country: Iraq (IRQ)

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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24/03/2003
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The U.S. National Archives
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