Jan 14, 2006

Cpl. Matt D. McGee, 21, of Baldwin, Wis., and scout team leader, 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, directs his Marines during house-clearing operations in southern Iraq today. Company A of 1st LAR, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif., has been sweeping areas which, to this point, have seen little or no coalition presence to date. The sweeps by Apache, as Company A is known, has netted several detainees as well as rocket-propelled grenades, rifles and other items used by insurgents and other criminals in this region.

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