Lt Col. Ted Ruane, Commanding Officer, MSSG-11, talks with a large crowed of citizens from the village of Qadisiyah, in the Najaf providence of Iraq waiting to receive humanitarian assistance Jan. 14, 2005. MSSG-11 has conducted nine humanitarian assistance operation to date and this has been the largest with 1,105 Iraqis citizens showing up and receiving food, water, blankets, toys and sporting equipment. Medical and dental staff was also available and treated over 150 Iraqi citizens.
Official USMC photo by: GySgt Robert K. Blankenship