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Last Marine Unit Returns from Haiti

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By Maggie Martin

Wilmington, NC – The last of the Marines providing humanitarian assistance to Haiti are returning to Camp Lejeune Thursday.

Nearly a thousand Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are returning to the base after ten weeks of supporting humanitarian efforts in Haiti.

The unit was sent to the Caribbean nation six days after the 7.0 earthquake struck. They worked with local and national organizations there to provide more than three million pounds of food and nearly 195,000 gallons of water.

The unit was released as Haiti works on longer-term recovery.

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