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thedrifter
09-01-06, 02:29 PM
Published on Friday, September 01, 2006

Battalion of Marines prepares for third deployment

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.
The Associated Press

More Marines from North Carolina are being sent to deadly Anbar province in Iraq, where three Marines have been killed so far this week, as part of a routine troop rotation.

The Marine Corps said the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment of the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune will leave Wednesday.

About 900 Marines will battle insurgents and train Iraqi troops, according to a statement.

Marines in the battalion have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan twice since 2004.

Ellie