Feb 18, 2009

Lt. Cdr. Kobena Arthur, the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment chaplain, and imam Mahmoud Ahmed Nudin Obid, a religious leader in western Al Anbar Province, pray together during a meeting at the Rutbah City Council Feb. 18, 2009. They are assisted by Arabic linguist Dani Morjan. Arthur and Obid have been working together for the past six months to improve the quality of life for more than 200 widows and their families in the town of 20,000, which was wracked by insurgent violence from 2005-2007.

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