Images: Mortars Light Up Now Zad Sky, Suppress Insurgents [Image 2 of 2]
Photo by Cpl. Daniel Blatter
Cpl. Ryan Thayer, a squad leader for 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2, prepares to drop an illumination round into the M224 60 mm lightweight mortar tube as Cpl. Jonathan Roblespaul, a mortarman section leader with Alpha Co., ducks into a safe position at Combat Outpost Cafferetta, June 26.
Mortars aren’t just effective when it means pushing the enemy from their positions during a fight. “We often fire illumination rounds just to show our presence, to let the enemy know that we are still here and have some muscle with us,” said Thayer.
Date Posted:07.02.2010 01:44
Location:NOW ZAD, AF