Oct 9, 2008

Lt. Col. Thad R. Trapp (left), the commanding officer of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, passes Sgt. Maj. Jose L. Santiago, the sergeant major of 2nd Bn., 9th Marines, a plaque during a relief-in-place ceremony in Ramadi, Iraq, Oct. 9. 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, relieved 1st Bn., 9th Marines, RCT-1, of their responsibilities in the Ramadi area during the ceremony. Lt. Col. Saleh Mahde Saliah al Alali, the Iraqi District Chief of Police for Ramadi gave the plaque to Lt. Col. Brett Bourne, commanding officer, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, and his battalion as a token of appreciation for their partnership. The exchange from one battalion to another was meant to signify the transfer of that partnership. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Jerry Murphy) (Released)

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