Pic of the Day – Debarking the USS Essex

WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Okinawa (April 12, 2011) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) debark the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is completing a three-month patrol in the western Pacific Ocean that included participation in disaster relief operations in northeastern Japan. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey H. Kyhl/Released)

[Image courtesy of the United States Navy Website.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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