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E Co. conducts live-fire reaction drills on Tortuga: Photo Essay

16 Dec 2002 | Staff Sgt. Bryan P. Reed 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines of Weapons Platoon, "Easy" Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Bn., 2nd Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) participated in a live-fire reaction drill aboard the USS Tortuga (LSD-46) this month. The drill helped ensure the readiness and capability of the Marines to react to a waterborne threat to the ship. The Marines of Weapons Platoon deployed an M-240G machine gun against targets floating in the ocean, moving frequently to different positions to reacquire their target.*Editors note: The designation "Easy" Company is used informally by the Marines of Echo Company, 2nd Bn., 2nd Marines to honor those Marines who served in the Battle of Tarawa.