Cpl. Williams completes seven-month deployment

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Marine Corps Cpl. Robert E. Williams, son of Robin and Scott Williams of Adrian, Mo., along with fellow Marines and sailors of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, recently completed a seven-month deployment to Al Anbar province, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror.

The "Island Warriors" performed security operations in the regions of Karma and Zaidon as well as conducting partnered operations with Iraqi Security Forces. As part of the operations, the Marines lived with and taught the Iraqi Police and Provincial Security Forces on professionalism in preparation to become an independent force. Additionally, the battalion conducted more than $10 million in civil military projects from repairing schools and clinics, to paving roads and rebuilding bridges.

Williams is a 2005 graduate of Adrian Regional 3 High School of Adrian, Mo. and joined the Marine Corps in July 2005.

For more information on 2nd Battalion 3rd Marine Regiment, go to http://www.mcbh.usmc.mil