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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan –

The Department of Defense has identified 1,993 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans recently: BAUNE, Taylor J., 21, Cpl., Marines; Andover, Minn.; First Marine Division. DAVIS, Nathan T., 20, Pfc., Army; Yucaipa, …

Taking a Knee | Battleland |

Marine Lance Corporal Michael Straub, a 23-year-old native of Lykens, Penn., rests while on patrol in the Durzay region of the Garmsir district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 30. The Marines are assigned to India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. via Taking a Knee | Battleland |

To the Shores of Morocco… | Battleland |

Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Iwo Jima fire a three-round-volley rifle salute Wednesday off the coast of Morocco. They were honoring Corporal Derek Kerns and Corporal Robby Reyes, who died in in a V-22 crash in that country April 11. via To the Shores of …

Marines: Willpower = Wallpower | Battleland |

A pair of Marines wills their way onto a roof in Afghanistan’s Helmand province last Saturday. Corporal Enrique Torres, right, helps lift Lance Corporal Joseph Hevia into a compound in the Garmsir district during a sweep with Afghan police. The two Marines belong to Kilo Co., 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine …