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May 31, 2011

Sergeant Dane Silva with 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine regiment, currently assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, gets pinned on by his sister, New York native, and Col. Frank Donovan, commanding officer of the 24th MEU, during a promotion ceremony after a Ground Zero motivational run to the site of the World Trade Center May 31, 2011. Various units from II Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Forces Reserve have organized under the 24th MEU to form the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - New York. The Marines embarked on the Navy's Amphibious Assault Ships, the USS Iwo Jima (LHD -7) and USS New York (LPD-21) to take part in Fleet Week New York 2011 from May 25 to June 1. The Marines will showcase the capabilities of the MAGTF, and also honor those who have served by participating in various events during the Memorial Day weekend

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