Photos

Dec 5, 2011

Sayed Gul, a 15-year old Afghan amputee, holds himself up with a pair of thin steel crutches during a visit from U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, in the Baluch Jan village here, Dec. 2. Gul lost half of his left leg when he was struck by a 20-pound improvised explosive device in March near a Marine patrol base. He was evacuated by helicopter to receive three weeks of advanced care at Camp Dwyer‚s Combat Support Hospital. After returning to his village and becoming extremely sick, he received life-saving care from Weapons Co. Marines and corpsmen. He returns to them weekly for continued care. ‚If the Marines weren‚t here, maybe I‚d have lost my life because nobody else would‚ve been able to help me,‚ Gul said.

No camera details available.

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at https://www.dimoc.mil/resources/limitations, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.

No camera details available.

1st Marine Division