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120417-M-0000E-008.jpg Photo By: Cpl. Vanessa American Horse

Apr 17, 2012
Lance Cpls. John L. Culilap (right), a field wireman with Combat Logistics Battalion 3, and Lance Cpl. Jed A. Delos-Reyes (left), a motor transportation operator with Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, talk with Philippine Marine Cpl. Victor Baccay, automatic rifleman, 3rd Ground Division, at the entrance of the camp at Crow Valley, April 17. Both Filipino-American Marines moved to California from the Philippines when they were young and have helped their unit by translating Tagalog for U.S. service members participating in the exercise. "I try to help out as much as I can," Culilap said. "Marines want to know what foods to try and where to go, while Filipinos ask about America for the most part. My superiors sometimes need me to translate with local drivers or shop keepers, and I know enough of the language to get by."


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