Afghan Girls & Marine Gunner (Photography)
Afghan girls watch as a Marine Lance Corporal - who is a squad automatic weapon gunner with guard force, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment - makes his way to set up a vehicle checkpoint near Forward Operating Base Geronimo in Afghanistan. The Marine, from Morton Grove, Illinois, is one of the few "grunts" in the H&S guard force, a group of mostly non-infantrymen who perform infantry duties in the H&S battle space.
Photographer: Sergeant Mark Fayloga, USMC
Date: May 30, 2010
Location: Helmand Province, Afghanistan