I MEF CG visits 24th MEU

19 Aug 2004 | Staff Sgt. Demetrio J. Espinosa

Lt. Gen. James T. Conway, the commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, visited here Aug. 18. 

The visit was scheduled to allow Conway to tour the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s area of responsibility and give him the opportunity to see the Marines from the MEU.  His visit included touring FOB Kalsu and going to see Marines at a checkpoint along Main Supply Route Tampa.

While touring the FOB, Conway was also able to see the trucks recently delivered that the MEU is distributing for the local Iraqi police forces.

According to Lt. Col. James S. Hartsell, 1st Marine Division Liaison Officer to I MEF, who accompanied Conway, the general wanted to get out and see the Marines and ask what they need. 
“(Lt. Gen. Conway) is concerned about the Marines first and foremost,” said Hartsell.