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Scott Schonauer ©Stars and StripesEgypt, February, 2004: CH-46 helicopters are lined up on the deck of the USS Bataan as it travels through the Suez Canal. The amphibious assault ship was on its way to the Persian Gulf to help support Marines rotating into Iraq.

RELATED MATERIAL: Stars and Stripes' 2004 story about the Bataan's trip through the Suez Canal.

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