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A convoy of heavy equipment rolls into the Ninth Ward District of New Orleans to continue clean up efforts. The Marines of MSSG-24 have been working throughout Orleans and St. Bernard parishes to clear roads of rubble, vehicles and fallen trees.

Photo by Cpl. Rocco DeFilippis

Photo Essay: MSSG-24 clears the way for New Orleans residents

17 Sep 2005 | Cpl. Rocco DeFilippis 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

As search-and-rescue efforts come to an end here and reconstruction begins, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force St. Bernard continue to lend a helping hand to the citizens of Orleans and St. Bernard parishes.Marines from Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group 24 continue to help in these areas, some of the hardest hit by the storm, by providing much need heavy equipment to clear debris strewn streets and fallen trees.Despite heat indexes in to the 120s, the Marines of MSSG-24 hit the roads each day with bulldozers, forklifts and dump trucks, all in an effort to aid residents who have started returning to their homes.