Images: Family before self [Image 1 of 5]
PATROL BASE FAHEEM, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Lance Cpl. Gregor M. Phillips, a point man and designated marksman for 3rd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, pays his final respects at the battlefield memorial during the pass and review following the memorial service for Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez-Hernandez at Patrol Base Faheem, July 18. The Marines of 1/5 paid tribute to the life, service and sacrifice of the improvised explosive device sweeper who was killed in action while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Northern Sangin Green Zone, July 10. Known to most as Mendez, the 22-year-old graduate of Logan High School in Fullerton, Calif., leaves behind his wife and two children.
Date Posted:07.23.2011 05:42
Location:PATROL BASE FAHEEM, AF