12 November 2006

In an effort to prevent further violence, as well as encourage a more positive relationship, female Marines like Sgt. Maureen D. Mendenhall and Cpl. Jennifer B. Holt are shedding combat-service-support roles and leaving the base to become part of the Marine Corps FST, or female search team. Members of the team said they feel like they are doing their part to protect the streets of Fallujah, as well as those Marines patrolling those streets daily. "Of course anytime that somebody comes through and we are able to stop them with guns or IED paraphernalia, that's exciting because you know that that's one less person who's going to hurt our boys out there," said Cpl. Jennifer B. Holt, 25 from Clay, Ala. Holt is normally a company clerk for Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 5, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward). Mendenhall, a 25-year-old native of Edmonds, Wash. and normally a substance abuse counselor and career planner for CLB-5, said "You find (something suspicious), and you realize that could have been used for an improvised explosive device somewhere." Combat Logistics Company 5 is deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq (MNF-W) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. Pic: Cpl. Geoffrey P. Ingersoll


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am Jennifer Holt's Mother, I am very proud of her, but even more worried about her. I Love Her Very Much. Jennifer Please stay safe and GOD BLESS YOU.

Your MOM (Pat Holt)

04 March, 2007 03:44  

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