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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, December 1, 2003
Garcia deployed with Marine unit
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Robert L. Garcia, a 2001 graduate of Pecos High
School, is currently on deployment while assigned to the 13th
Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), home based in Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Members of Garcia's unit recently completed operations in Iraq. The
MEU conducted more than 300 patrols in Southern Iraq including 50 by
the MEU's boat company. Garcia's unit also trained local police in the
setup of security checkpoints, confiscated weapons and destroyed more
than 2,000 rounds of ordnance, much of which was found near villages
Garcia's unit is an expeditionary intervention force with the
ability to rapidly organize for combat operations in virtually any
environment. MEUs are composed of more than 2,000 personnel and are
divided into an infantry battalion, aircraft squadron, support group
and command element. With this combination, Garcia's unit supplies and
sustains itself for either quick mission accomplishment or clearing the
way for follow-on forces.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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