U.S. Marines Introduce Assault Vehicles to ROK Marines


04/02/2014:  U.S. Marines Lance Cpl. Ernest Trautmann, left, Lance Cpl. Kyle E. Corcoran, center, and Cpl. Tristan M. Arnold, introduce their amphibious assault recovery vehicle dubbed the “wrecker” to Republic of Korea Marines at Dogue beach in Pohang, Republic of Korea March 29.

The fully-tracked amphibious vehicle is loaded with equipment and tools to repair downed vehicles in the field. The U.S. Marines are with 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and are participating in exercise Ssang Yong 2014 combined amphibious operations.

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Credit:III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific:3/29/14

  • The ROK Marines in the photo are serving as oppositional force alongside U.S. Marines during the exercise. Tautmann is the driver and from Chicago, Ill., Corcoran is a crewman from Denton, Texas, and Arnold is a recovery chief from Harrisburg, Pa. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Caleb Eames/Released)
  • In the second photo, Cpl. Tristan M. Arnold gives U.S. and Republic of Korea Marines a brief about the amphibious assault vehicle they are about to ride in March 29 in Pohang, Republic of Korea.
  • In the third photo, Marines aboard amphibious assault vehicles conduct a rehearsal combined forcible entry landing operation on Dogue beach March 29 in Pohang, Republic of Korea as part of exercise Ssang Yong 2014. Ssang Yong demonstrates the ROK-U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ responsive amphibious and expeditionary capabilities from the sea.