Jan 17, 2005

AR RAMADI, Iraq (May 17, 2005) - Corporal Jonathan N. Ota, a rifleman and squad leader for 2nd Squad, 4th Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, provides security while Iraqis unload medical supplies from a sea container at the during mission at the Maternity and Children's Hospital here. The 22-year-old from Worchester, Mass., joined other Marines with the infantry battalion and soldiers from the Army's 2nd Brigade Combat Team and conducted an operation to improve medical care for residents of the city and foster good will toward coalition forces. The Marines and soldiers delivered four sea containers of medical supplies - valued at more than $500,000 - to the hospital. The supplies ranged from heart monitors and antibiotics to new bed sheets and bandages. Photo by: Cpl. Tom Sloan

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