01/02/2011 – In this slide show, a USMC operation to ferret out adversaries and to protect the local population is pictured.
Regimental Combat Team-2, 1st Marine Division Public Affairs
- In the first photo, Lance Cpl. Addison Brinks, an infantryman with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, sights in on the enemy during a firefight, Aug. 3. Marines engaged the enemy with small arms and machine gun fire while incorporating bounding tactics to defeat the enemy.
- In the second photo, Lance Cpl. Derek Hopkins, a mortarman with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, carries a mortar tube while walking through a flooded field during a patrol, Aug. 3. Marines with Company K carry their mortar systems on patrols for support during firefights.
- In the third photo, a sniper with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, shoots an insurgent during a patrol, Aug. 3. Snipers shot several insurgents inside a compound where insurgents attacked Marines with small-arms and machine guns.
- In the final photo, Seaman Alan Davis, a corpsman with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, runs to a safe position during a firefight in Sangin, Aug. 3. Marines used fire-and-maneuver tactics to defeat an attack by insurgents.