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As Marines Prepare To Head To Helmand, The Fallen Are Remembered
The Marines will soon be returning to Helmand to train advisors.
Staff Sgt. Nathan Hervey, stands at attention during an award ceremony where he was presented the Bronze Star with "V" at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on Feb. 5, 2016.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: This Marine Sniper And His Men Destroyed A Platoon-Sized Enemy Force
Staff Sgt. Nathan Hervey led his Marines in repelling an ambush by a larger enemy force, picking off and routing the enemy.
Afghanistan
History
4 Firefight Photos From Afghanistan’s Deadliest Province
Here are four incredible photos from the most dangerous province in Afghanistan, during the war’s deadliest year.
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Community
10 Photos Of The Battle Of Marjah From A Marine’s Perspective
In February 2010, then Lance Cpl. James Clark inserted into the Taliban-held city of Marjah with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. This is his story.
A screenshot of a YouTube video shows Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter in a trailer for the upcoming longform feature “Rebuilding Honor: How Kyle Carpenter Came Back To Life.”
Community
Kyle Carpenter Reflects On His Sacrifice, Hardship In Upcoming Profile
This trailer for an upcoming longform feature on Kyle Carpenter depicts the Medal of Honor recipient as a humble, reflective warrior.
Col. Christopher Nash, Lora Smith-Merriweather, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brett Cordsen, Ian Gilbert and Ricardo Reyes stand around the citation honoring Cpl. Larry Harris at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California on May 19.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: This Marine Gave His Life Carrying One Of His Wounded Men To Safety
A new generation of Marines will have the opportunity to learn of Cpl. Larry D. Harris’ selfless sacrifice.
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Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: This Marine Provided Accurate Sniper And Rocket Fire To Save His Men
Marine Sgt. David Gerardi provided deadly accurate fire against insurgents in Afghanistan while rounds impacted inches from his head.
A radio operator with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force- Southern Command, inspects his gear before departing in the advanced echelon at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Oct. 22, 2015.
Gear & Tech
5 Things To Pack If You’re Deploying To Helmand
A veteran who served in Helmand province lays out his suggested packing list for those heading there for the first time.
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As A Veteran, Here’s How I Feel Watching Continued Fighting In Afghanistan
Marine veteran Chris Jones, who served with the infantry in Afghanistan, reflects on the 15th year of the Afghan War.