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Posts Tagged ‘3rd Battalion’

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    Steaks on a Plane: Steak Team Mission Brings Taste of Texas to Helmand

    CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan   — The 8-ounce fillets hit the grill in a sizzle and juice dripped down on the red coals, causing a flow of white smoke to billow from the smoker. The line  [Read more…]

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    Battle of Khe Sanh

    On Jan. 21, 1968, elements of 3rd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, came under heavy mortar, rocket and artillery fire at the Khe Sanh Combat Base in Quang Tri province, Republic of South Vietnam. In the  [Read more…]

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    SOUTHERN SHORSURAK, Afghanistan – Cpl. Matt Garst should be dead. Few people survive stepping on an improvised explosive device. Even fewer walk away the same day after directly absorbing the force of the blast, but  [Read more…]

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    A Chance to Earn

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GERONIMO, Afghanistan – Aghalda’s father died 11 years ago. He’s the youngest of three brothers. One brother is in prison, the other moved away to start a family of his own. Helmand  [Read more…]

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    Afghans Helping Afghans

    AYNAK SCHOOL, Afghanistan — As squads of Marines and Afghan National Army soldiers marched their way past the line of small Afghan stores, shopkeeper Mohammad Wali wondered what was happening. It could have been just  [Read more…]

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    Birth of a Motto

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GERONIMO, Afghanistan — The phrase, “every Marine a rifleman” is so overused it’s gone from motto to cliché, but if Cpl. Eric Ramirez has his way a new battle cry will emerge  [Read more…]

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    Dropping Bombs

    HIJUDAI TRAINING AREA, Japan — Artillery fire is another tool in the tool box for infantry commanders to use when trying to seize objectives or eliminate enemy assets and equipment. At the forefront of every artillery strike  [Read more…]

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    Operation Cobra’s Anger

    Marines clear Taliban stronghold NOW ZAD, Afghanistan — Once an urban district and home to thousands, “The Greens,” an area within the Now Zad region of Afghanistan, quickly became a ghost town when Taliban fighters  [Read more…]

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    Rounds Down Range

    12th Marines tale live-fire training to Fuji CAMP FUJI, Japan — The sound of machine gun fire echoed throughout the hills of the North Fuji Maneuver Area, as Marines and sailors of 3rd Battalion, 12th  [Read more…]