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Marines protect Afghans during firefight in Marjah

Daniel B. Wyss, a squad leader with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, collects information from local Afghans during a census operation, Aug 16, in Marjah. The squad came under attack halfway through the patrol, and engaged enemy Taliban in the process. Wyss is from Pontiac, Mich.



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This work, Marines protect Afghans during firefight in Marjah [Image 1 of 5], by Cpl Andrew Johnston, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.16.2010

Date Posted:08.18.2010 10:59

Photo ID:310547

VIRIN:100816-M-#####-001

Resolution:1618x2000

Size:569.99 KB

Location:MARJAH, AFGlobe

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