Jan 24, 2005

CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, RAMADI, Iraq - Lance Cpl. Anthony S. Loftin a motor transport mechanic with Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division cuts a piece of metal with an acetylene torch to be welded into a gate that will be used to help lead Iraqi citizens into the Al Anbar Government Center to vote in Iraq's elections this October. Loftin has used the welding skills he learned while working at his grandfathers automotive shop in Arkansas to fabricate the numerous guard towers, rolling gates and other metal structures on the camp. Official Marine Corps photo by: Sgt Ryan S. Scranton

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