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U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) unload debris cleared from a harbor on Oshima Island, Miyagi Prefecture, on Wednesday. The unit is clearing debris from roads and a local school as part of Operation Tomodachi.

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Those guys are doing a great job and, as well as being glad to help out, are probably enjoying the break from the usual peacetime drudge.

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Hard work, but at least they will know people appreciate it.

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Where to start? Good on these men and women for doing so much to help out. Must not be easy.

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It looks like they are maybe happier than going to war. They are doing really much better job for Japan and Japanese.

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All the debris needs to be cleared to send supplies up north. Thanks for all the hard work and support USA.

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They can help Japan to prepare for rebuilding progress later.

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US Marines is doing an awesome job in helping Japan in Relief efforts.

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Military units are almost always going to be a good choice for disaster relief. For the most part, they are able to operate without the need for a permanent base of operations and can fairly quickly relocate to where they can do the most good. Add to this the fact that they get the chance to ease suffering when their job description normally requires them to cause suffering, and you have a win-win situation. A win for the victims and a win for the morale of the military.

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Semper Fidelis!

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Wow, Marines from Okinawa actually doind something that the public approves of? Imagine that.

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It's good to see.

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Imagine the day when there is worldwide peace and the US military will be able to focus on support and assistance like this all the time. Agreed Harry, for those that aren't scheduled for fighting and located in Japan this must feel good for them to be able to do something worthwhile and feel busy. Keep up the great work Marines :D!

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