Jul 6, 2013

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christian Laverdiere, machine gunner from Rehoboth, Mass., assigned to Company K, Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to hit Capt. Raymond Kaster, Company K commanding officer, in the face with a pair of pies during the Independence Day celebration aboard the USS Carter Hall (MEU) while at sea July 4, 2013. The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group serving as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael S. Lockett/Released)

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