Jan 12, 2005

FALLUJAH, Iraq - Lance Cpl. Brandon C. Dinkins, a machine gunner with 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, provides security at a school here May 12 as Iraqi students in the background help carry out an old blackboard from their classroom, while Iraqi soldiers hang up a new one. The 19-year-old Shreveport, La. native, his unit, and Iraqi Security Forces are currently conducting 'Operation Blackboard,' a joint civil-military mission during which Iraqi soldiers re-supply Fallujah's schools and continue winning the citizens' trust.

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