Marine Corps Sgt. James M. Kingshirn, son of Sheila M. Kingshirn of Wilmore, and James H. Kingshirn of Orlando, Fla., and fellow Marines and sailors of 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., recently reached the halfway point in their deployment to Al Anbar province, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The Marines and sailors of 3/10 have a variety of missions in Iraq including convoy escort, corrections and border security. The Convoy Security Teams escort convoys throughout western Iraq including the second phase of transporting giant electric generators from the Jordanian border to Baghdad.
Since convoys are limited to traveling 8-10 mph, moving generators took approximately a week. Other escort duties include providing security for some Iraqi Provincial leaders in the Provincial capital of Ramadi.
During the first half of their deployment, the Marines managing the two Regional Detention facilities received highest marks during an inspection by Multi National Corps-Iraq detention operations team and provost marshalls.