Search & Security - Operation Cobra, Afghanistan (Photography)
A corpsman - who is from San Antonio, Texas and is with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment - provides security while a Marine Corporal - who is from Trumbull, Connecticut and is a team leader with Lima Company, 3/3 - searches a local Afghan man in Southern Shorshork, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, during the second day of Operation Cobra.
The man pulled up in front of the Marines’ observation post to survey what was happening. It turned out the man lived nearby and was just curious. The Marines thanked him for his cooperation. Operation Cobra was a joint operation between Marine Corps units and the Afghanistan National Army to disrupt enemy forces which had been using the sparsely populated region between Marjah and Nawa as a safe haven.
Photographer: Sergeant Mark Fayloga, USMC
Date: June 17, 2010
Location: Helmand Province, Afghanistan