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'America's Battalion' Marines patrol Garmsir as district prepares for transition

U.S. Marine Lance Cpls. Shane Molatch (left), 20, from Denver, and Joshua Boudreau, 23, from Cartersville, Ga., riflemen with 3rd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide security at the base of Observation Post Thomas Hill while halted during a security patrol here, April 28, 2012. On the patrol, the Marines gave a battlefield tour of the Safar region to their replacements with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. After arriving in Helmand province's Garmsir district in October 2011, the 'America's Battalion' Marines are nearing the end of their seven-month deployment. During the deployment, they aided Afghan National Security Forces in assuming lead security responsibility of Garmsir, developing and expanding legitimate Afghan governance by defeating insurgent forces and securing the people of Garmsir.



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This work, 'America's Battalion' Marines patrol Garmsir as district prepares for transition [Image 2 of 8], by Sgt Reece Lodder, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.28.2012

Date Posted:05.01.2012 14:32

Photo ID:569971

VIRIN:120428-M-MM918-007

Resolution:2100x1405

Size:1.69 MB

Location:SAFAR, AF

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