USMC Amphib Action

These two photos show diverse elements of Amphib action.

Credit: USN Visual Service : 4/14/11

  • The first photo focuses upon the lift aspect of a USMC unit.  Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, Company 15, direct a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter as it lifts sections of another CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter. The halved helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in the bay March 29 and killed one of the crewmen and injured the other three.
  • The second focuses upon the role of the ship in carrying equipment into the action.Personnel and supplies aboard Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1665 are transported from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) to Vava’u, Tonga during Pacific Partnership 2011.

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