Dec 30, 2010

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Josef Patterson, 3rd Platoon, platoon commander, with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, patrols down Route 611 in Sangin District, Dec. 30. “We are here to let the local people know that they are not forgotten and that we are there with the ANA to support them in security and assist them with getting rid of improvised explosive devices and the Taliban,” said the 31-year-old native of Owasso, Okla.

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