24th MEU (SOC) conducts convoy through Southern Iraq: Photo Essay

4 Apr 2003 | Sgt. Zachary A. Bathon

After arriving here in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Marines and Sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) received the word to move further north of their current position. In order to get their supplies and personnel moved successfully, the MEU conducted a convoy with 93 vehicles April 3. The convoy carried everything from Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) and fuel, to maintenance parts and infantry platoons. During the trip, the convoy passed through the town of Al Nasiriyah, where Marines from Task Force Tarawa recently saw some heavy fighting.