Stock Photo Description: Free, public domain image: Local Residents in Bangladesh Help Unload Bags of Fresh Water Supplied by the U.S. Marine Corps.
DOBLARCHAR, Bangladesh (Nov. 27, 2007) Local residents assist in unloading bags of fresh water from a CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter attached to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 261. The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) are conducting Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief efforts in response to the Government of Bangladesh's request for assistance after Tropical Cyclone Sidr struck their southern coast. The storm killed over 3,000 people and has left several hundred thousand homeless. The Department of Defense effort is part of a larger United States response coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William S. Parker.
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