Dec 4, 2009

AR RAMADI Iraq (July 5, 2005) - Corporal Brett J. Springer, a TOW gunner and section leader for 1st Section, 2nd Platoon, Company W, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, communicates with fellow Marines on his radio after busting through a locked door in a building here in the city during a mission July 5. His comrade, Cpl. Dennis J. Jackson, a machine gunner with 1st Section, and 23-year-old Manhattan, Kan., native, follows close behind. The 28-year-old Springer from Kearney, Neb., and Marines with 2nd Platoon conducted a proactive operation to encourage Ar Ramadi citizens to move their trashcans off the streets and place them in the yards and behind their homes. The Iraqi government recently distributed new, orange, industrial-sized trash containers throughout the city for citizens to use to clean up rubbish, but Marine officials with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines suspect insurgents will exploit them for terror and place improvised explosive devices in them. Photo by Cpl. Tom Sloan

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