A change of pace: Photo Essay

24 Sep 2004 | Lance Cpl. Caleb J. Smith

Amidst fighting, capturing enemy insurgents, dodging improvised explosives on the roadside, and finding hidden weapon caches used against coalition forces, Marines take every opportunity to do what they can for the innocent people of Iraq who have little but suffered much.In one such humanitarian mission, Marines from Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group 24 undertook to bring food, water and other items to local families in the town of Musayyib. Loaves of bread, pudding snack packs, peanut butter and jelly, bottles of water, small radios, backpacks, coloring books with crayons, T-shirts, and CDs were just some of the items Marines distributed to the community.