Images: Spot in the dark [Image 5 of 8]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Crail
Pfc. Shaun Patrick, a native of Barrataria Bay, La., scans in the direction of Marzak Village while providing perimeter security. Marzak has been a haven for insurgent fighters over the past decade. A new police checkpoint is being constructed through the winter in Marzak to disrupt the movement of insurgent forces through the area, located just 6 km from the site of the Battle of Takur Ghar.