The Warriors of Marjah
45 images Created 16 Nov 2010
The Marines are some of the toughest warriors the world has ever known. Their motto - no better friend, no worse enemy - is being put to the test in Marjah, Afghanistan where Marines have been fighting Taliban insurgents since February 2010. But this is no ordinary mission: the Marines must also win the hearts and minds of weary villagers and farmers who are trapped in the middle. The pictures in this gallery tell the story of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. It is a story of hope and triumph, of dust and blood in a place where America's warriors engage in daily firefights, locate and destroy deadly improvised explosive devices, build schools, and deliver emergency medical assistance to children caught in the maelstrom of war.