November 1997

The Pacific Ocean: West Coast Marines Deploy for Duties in Pacific/Persian Gulf

Volume 80, Issue 11

Nearly 2,100 Marines of the Camp Pendleton, Calif.-based 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit set sail from San Diego on Aug. 28.

The 13th MEU is scheduled for a sixmonth deployment to the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf region. It relieves the 15th MEU, which deployed in March.

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