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26th Marine Expeditionary Unit - Second Liberian Civil War Digital Collection

Identifier: GTM-20240201

Scope and Contents

208 digital images that document the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's role in Second Liberian Civil War and 14 PowerPoint presentation files containing Daily Unclassified Intelligence Updates on the region. Also includes 1 Word document that contains information on Liberia that was provided to the 26th MEU and 1 text document provided by the donor with information on the collection.


  • 2003


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Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Historical Note

The 26th MEU (SOC) served as the primary tactical unit for Joint Task Force Liberia during Operation Sheltering Sky from August to September 2003 in the Second Liberian Civil War. The MEU capitalized on its extensive training in humanitarian assistance operations and U.S. embassy relations to help bring peace to the war-torn nation following the exile of former Liberian president Charles Taylor.

[Source: Wikipedia]


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Metadata Rights Declarations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Anthony Eggleston, 2024.

Related Materials

See also the John W. Blaney Papers.

26th Marine Expeditionary Unit - Second Liberian Civil War Digital Collection
John Zarrillo
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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