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Ruston native Marine lends a hand
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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Caleb Gomez Cpl. Mark Baugh, a native of Ruston, and Cpl. Chelsea Thomas, a native of Cape May, N.J., both radio operators with a detachment of 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., move debris from a residential area in Breezy Point, N.Y., on Nov. 6. The detachment from 8th ESB is aiding in the relief effort of the victims of the cities that were affected by Superstorm Sandy.

When Superstorm Sandy tore though the Northeast in late October, she brought considerable devastation, causing loss of lives, power and property.

New Jersey and New York reportedly bore the brunt of the destruction, and the Marines have stepped in to help with cleanup efforts.

Cpl. Mark Baugh, a field radio operator and native of Ruston, is among the Marines from the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, who are in New York to support humanitarian operations with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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