For supporting the mission to the Church in west Anbar thanks go to Chaplain Griffith, far right, and RP1 Zurek, second from right, who arranged transportation by aircraft to the forward operating bases, communication with outlying units and scheduling of visits. RP3 Paz, second from left, deserves special recognition for supporting many of Father Cusick's travels by accompanying him to operating bases and outposts.
Admiral Baker, Chaplain of the Marine Corps, center, visited Al Asad on the Fourth Sunday of Advent. This photo was taken after the morning meal at Camp Ripper. The live Christmas tree in the background was a gift from school students in the U.S.
(Photo courtesy of Mary Paz.)