September 16, 2009

2/8 Marine Regiment Draws Enemy Out to Fight


Petty Officer 3rd Class Marquevis W. Chance, corpsman, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, provides security for his squadmates during a patrol Sept. 6, 2009. Photo by Sgt. Scott Whittington


Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Sermulis, rifleman, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, scans a house front and yard next to a pile of harvested poppy during a patrol Sept. 6, 2009. Photo by Sgt. Scott Whittington


Cpl. Evan Steele, squad leader, gets accountability of his squad, returning from enemy contact on a patrol in Mian Poshtay, Afghanistan, Sept. 6, 2009. The Marines engaged insurgents across a cornfield for more than an hour. Photo by Sgt. Scott Whittington


Petty Officer 3rd Class Marquevis W. Chance, corpsman, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, patrols through a grassy field here Sept. 6, 2009. Just ahead, Taliban insurgents set an ambush, but no Marines were killed or injured. The Augusta, Ga., native, said his squad members always know his location during the patrol. "If anything ever happen to them, they won't panic. I'd be there in a timely manner or the Marines would bring the patient to me," said Chance. Photo by Sgt. Scott Whittington


Pfc. Janos V. Lutz, machine gunner, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, races down his squad's position to get more ammo while receiving fire from enemy positions. Photo by Sgt. Scott Whittington

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