Jan 4, 2005

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Lieutenant Colonel Robert G. Petit, left, hands the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment colors to Lt. Col. Kenneth M. DeTreux to symbolize the transfer of authority during a change of command ceremony here Nov. 4. DeTreux, a native of Philadelphia, assumed command of "America's Battalion" to prepare his Marines for a deployment to Iraq in 2006.

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