Dec 30, 2010

Lance Cpl. Jonathon Jacobson, a machine gunner with 3rd platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, provides security during a patrol in Sangin District, Dec. 30. In the background, are two white Taliban flags where the insurgency has marked their “line in the sand.” The 21-year-old native of Pismo Beach, Calif., has been deployed to Helmand province, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom since October of 2010.

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