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On Patrol in Marjah: With Lima Company

July 2010

Marjah is criss-crossed with irrigation canals fed by the Helmand River. As part of the counterinsurgency strategy, Marines there occupy small bases in the midst of farming communities and go on daily patrols to engage the Taliban.

On Patrol in Marjah: Ambushes

July 2010

While on patrol in north Marjah, Lima Company of the 3/6 Marines came under repeated attack from the same location. Finally, they decide to set an ambush—but, later in the day, the Marines find they are the ones taken by surprise.

Our Deepest Sympathies

July 2010

When a young girl severely wounded by an IED is brought to the gate of their compound, the Navy Hospital Corpsmen of Lima Company of the 3/6 Marines struggle to keep her alive until a helicopter can come to medevac her out.

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