A grimacing infantryman returns fire with his M249 squad automatic weapon. Food, water, and ammunition had to be flown in to the isolated outposts the soldiers operated out of.
History
5 Incredible Firefight Photos From One Of Afghanistan’s Deadliest Provinces
Here are five amazing photos from a firefight in Afghanistan’s Kunar province during one of the deadliest years in the war.
U.S. Marines with Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, stretch out after physical training on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD-2) off the coast of San Diego March 19, 2015.
History
The 7 Most Badass Marine Corps Mottos
From “Balls of the Corps" To "Make peace or die" these Marine units have the best mottos.
Staff Sgt. Austin McCall received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his actions on Jan. 5, 2010.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Ranger Who Took A Grenade To The Face And Kept Fighting
Staff Sgt. Austin McCall hit back against a suicide bomber armed with two grenades, and kept fighting to complete his mission.
Medal of Honor Recipient Ryan Pitts makes his remarks during the Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony at the Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia on July 22, 2014.
Leadership
Ryan Pitts On Why Even The Most Painful War Stories Should Be Shared
Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts talks about the value in sharing a war story you’d rather keep to yourself.
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Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: When His Bipod Was Damaged In An Attack, This Soldier Picked Up His Mortar And Fired 75 Rounds
After the bipod was damaged in an attack, this soldier picked up the 110-pound mortar tube and fired 75 accurate rounds.