Apr 2, 2007

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.- Lance Cpl. Michael Christiano, a Marine with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, hugs his father after returning from a seven-month deployment to western Iraq. The battalion conducted counter-insurgency operations in the southwest region of the Al Anbar province of Iraq. This was their third deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lucian Friel (RELEASED)

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