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Some Arkansas Marines to Return for Second Tour of Duty in Iraq

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - Some Arkansas Marines have been put on alert for their second tour of duty in Iraq.

India Company, Third Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment will mobilize May 17.  Deployment to Iraq's Anbar province will follow sometime in the fall.  The battalion will be on active duty for a year, including four months of training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

India Company and the rest of the 3rd Battalion last deployed in 2003, and returned home to Camp Pike in North Little Rock after seven months in Iraq.  India Company is Arkansas' only Marine Reserve unit.

Officials say about 30 Marines in India Company have already served a tour in Iraq.

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