“Grunts” Patrol

Marines Patrol In Western Afghanistan

09/29/2010 – This slide show highlights a recent patrol of USMC “Grunts” in Afghanistan.  If anyone wants to understand why maintenance is so challenging for the equipment deployed in Afghanistan this “moonscape” set of photos should set that to rest.

Credit: Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan Media Operations Center, August 14th, 2010


These photos show Marines assigned to Special Operations Task Force-West in Herat province, Afghanistan and moving forward during an August 14th, 2010 presence patrol in the village of Zanghlav, Injil District. The coalition force conducted the patrol to increase base security and promote the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan governance in the province.


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—General George Patton Jr.

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