Images: Commandant, Sergeant Major of Marine Corps visit Marines in Afghanistan [Image 4 of 11]
The Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos pins a Purple Heart on Sgt. Shane Fredericks during a visit to Combat Outpost Shir Ghazi, Afghanistan, July 17, 2012. Fredericks, from Syracuse, N.Y., and an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, suffered a concussion when the vehicle he was riding in struck an improvised explosive device explosion in Now Zad District, May 12, 2012. General Amos and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett visited Marines throughout Helmand province, stopping at six bases. They thanked the Marines for their service and sacrifice and praised them for working hard to transition security in the region to Afghan forces.
Date Posted:07.18.2012 02:00
Location:COMBAT OUTPOST SHIR GHAZI, AF