Jan 7, 2006

Corporal Matthew G. Coleman, of San Juan, New Mexico, a combat engineer with Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 2nd Marines, carefully scoops dirt away from a stack of mortar shells hidden in a rocky hillside by insurgents near Hit, Iraq, Jan. 7, 2006. The cache was one of several discovered by BLT 1/2 during Operation Hedgehog, the most recent counterinsurgency undertaken by the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) in Iraq.

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22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit