|Helicopter Landing Zone sign|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Operator||United States Marine Corps (USMC)|
|Location||Garmsir District, Helmand Province|
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Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan is a military base and air field of the United States Marine Corps (USMC). It is in the Helmand River Valley in Garmsir District.
History[edit | edit source]
It was previously designated a forward operating base, but was significantly expanded in 2009 and the name changed to Camp Dwyer for British Lance Bombardier James Dwyer (1984-2006), of 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery, who was killed on Wednesday 27 December 2006, aged 22, when the vehicle he was driving struck an anti-tank mine while on a patrol in southern Helmand Province. The base is major USMC installation and it one of the largest camps the Marines use in Southern Helmand.
See also[edit | edit source]
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References[edit | edit source]
- Military Operations news article - Lance Bombardier James Dwyer
- "Marines ready for next phase of Afghanistan withdrawal". Marine Corps Times. http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20130729/NEWS/307290004/Marines-ready-next-phase-Afghanistan-withdrawal. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
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