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Camp Pendleton Marines Celebrate July 4th in Iraq Without Fireworks, Family

While San Diegans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, thousands of Camp Pendleton-based Marines are making do with a July 4th without either fireworks or family. KPBS reporter Alison St John spoke

Camp Pendleton Marines Celebrate July 4th in Iraq Without Fireworks, Family

(Photo: Marines from Camp Pendleton based at Camp Ramadi in Al Anbar Province Iraq. Civil Military Operations)
While San Diegans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, thousands of Camp Pendleton-based Marines are making do with a July 4th without either fireworks or family. KPBS reporter Alison St John spoke earlier with Marine Lt Colonel Brad Hall, Commanding Officer for the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment. He is stationed in Camp Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq. (Click the "listen" icon to hear the story)