Monday, April 6, 2009

Lt. Gen. Hejlik visits Afghanistan deployed Marines

Photos by Sgt. Juan D. Alfonso

KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Lt. Gen. Dennis J. Hejlik, II Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, speaks to Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Afghanistan’s aviation combat element April 5, 2009, during a town hall meeting on Kandahar Air Field, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Hejlik took the opportunity to thank the Marines and sailors for their hard work and volunteering to serve their country.

“You Marines are smarter, quicker, make decisions, you take care of each other and you’re tough,” Hejlik said. “Our surgeons and corpsmen are the best I’ve ever seen. None of you have to be here. None of you were drafted. Each one of you raised your right hand and swore to defend the constitution of your own free will. What you are doing right now is absolutely critical and you are doing a great job.”

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